Travels in Thailand part 9 Railway Viaduct
No Comments »25th July, 2006; Category: Thailand
Our final stop during the bus trip to the River Kwai was the railway viaduct. This was an impressive engineering feat for the day and the conditions. What amazed me were the harsh conditions forced upon the Australian (and other) prisoners of war. In the oppressive heat, energy sapping humidity and terrible illness they continued on with the construction. How some survived astonishes me. When I visited it was mild, low humidity and with a slight breeze. I tried to imagine what they went through. Their amazing resilience and courage was incredible.
True heroes are made in times like that.
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