River Kwai Bridge

River Kwai Bridge

bridge built by British POWs under Japanese orders. [Jap. Hist.: Bridge Over the River Kwai]
See: Bridge
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He revealed the brutality and starvation he endured working in blistering heat on the Burma "Death Railway" and the building of the River Kwai bridge.
We have all heard of the Burma "death railway", River Kwai Bridge and camps as well as Changi, but how many of us have heard of the forced march from Sandakan to Ranan?
Heavy monsoon rains were setting in but it didn't hinder the first leg of our whirlwind tour - taking in the town's ancient Dragon temple, Buddha temple and the River Kwai Bridge - immortalised by the 1957 movie.
Mr Moylon, a former Japanese prisoner of war who worked on the infamous River Kwai bridge, said: "We think it's fantastic.
Highlights include the River Kwai Bridge, a sojourn at Trang that offers the chance to take part in a range of water sports, Dugong trekking and Thai cooking classes.
He will always be best remembered as the senior British officer concerned with the building of the infamous River Kwai bridge.
But it is the River Kwai bridge which for me and many passengers is likely to be the highlight, the most famous reminder of the Death railway built by Allied prisoners of war and native slave labour.
But it is the River Kwai bridge which for me and many passengers is likely to be the highlight with its poignant history as the most famous reminder of the death railway, built by Allied prisoners of war and native slave labour.
I WENT to Malaysia and to Australia and then on to Thailand where the highlight was going to the River Kwai Bridge, where 61,000 people died building it.
We run trips to the battlefields and cemeteries of Northern Europe and beyond - the Somme, Ypres, the Ardennes, Normandy, Arnhem, Nijmegen, Reichswald, Rheinberg, Colditz Castle, the site of the dambusters' raid, Buchenwald, Hanover, Dieppe and the River Kwai bridge.
But getting the accent right for the Scot, who was one of thousands of PoWs used as forced labour by the Japanese to build the infamous River Kwai bridge in 1942, is a problem for Firth.