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By Yoshihiko Futamatsu,Peter N. Davies,Ewart Escritt

this can be a translation of the single identified unique account of the construction of the infamous 262-mile lengthy Thai-Burma Railway by way of one of many eastern specialist engineers who was once curious about its building. the writer, Yoshihiko Futamatsu, offers a useful new resource of old and technical reference that enhances the present huge physique of literature in English in this topic. Futamatsu’s memoir additionally comprises wide-ranging reflections at the direction and behavior of ‘his’ conflict in addition to his engineering and armed forces reviews. The Thai-Burma Railway took eighteen months to construct and price the lives of a few 90,000 humans (mostly British, Australian, Dutch and American POWs, in addition to nice numbers of neighborhood labourers) out of a complete of over 200,000, together with a few 12-15,000 eastern who have been engaged within the company. The ‘Three Pagodas move’ was once situated on the Thai-Burma frontier. around the 3 Pagodas go is edited and brought by way of Peter N. Davies who presents the again tale to the booklet of this ebook and the foremost humans concerned. this can be by way of translator Ewart Escritt’s unique advent to his translation of Futamatsu’s memoir which additionally encompasses a particular account of his personal POW stories in addition to his reflections at the conflict and its results. Many modern unique drawings, maps and images look within the plate section.

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