Monday, June 22, 2009

Posty of The Death Railway, Thailand

This postcard is for Crosspossing member, Ref : TH-18646 in Germany. This postcard is showing the train is running on The Deather Railway.

The bridge Construction started on September 16, 1942 at Nong Pladuk, and was completed on 25 December 1943. It is estimated that over 16,000 POWs from England, Australia, Holland and America died while building the bridge which was a target of bombing raids in 1945. In addition to this, approximate 90,000 laborers from Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia and Indonesia died during its construction

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