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 maintained as a memorial to the mainly Australian POWs who worked that cutting. On the ridge overlooking the original TBR path stands a museum dedicated to those men and their effort. It and the Pass itself are maintained by the Australian government.

Sir E. E. Dunlop’s cremains were buried there at his request.

A photo essay by Richard Barton about 2017:

https://spark.adobe.com/page/HeMqIzhACsRx2/?fbclid=IwAR2Vtlt2VmJNg-KjyIdoXEiHIPwj61zQbt402zb4GDa3X3M1p3nuLAFbGtw

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