to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead

17f. Hellfire

About an hour’s drive west of the bridge is the infamous Hellfire Pass. Today that area is just beyond the renovated Railway that runs to Nam Tok. It is uniquely maintained as a memorial by the Australian Government. On the ridge overlooking the original TBR path stands a museum dedicated to those men and their effort. The POWs who labored here were mainly Australian. But there were perhaps even more romusha than POWs. This is the first place that large numbers of romusha were employed in the Thai Sector. From hereto the meeting point at Konkoita, there were more romusha employed than POWs.

A photo essay by Richard Barton about 2017. IMHO some wonderful pix:

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