Yoshihiko Futamatsu,Peter N. Davies,Ewart Escritt's Across the Three Pagodas Pass: The Story of the Thai-Burma PDF

By Yoshihiko Futamatsu,Peter N. Davies,Ewart Escritt

ISBN-10: 1898823073

ISBN-13: 9781898823070

this can be a translation of the single identified targeted account of the construction of the infamous 262-mile lengthy Thai-Burma Railway through one of many jap specialist engineers who was once fascinated with its development. the writer, Yoshihiko Futamatsu, presents a useful new resource of ancient 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 path 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’ used to be positioned on the Thai-Burma frontier. around the 3 Pagodas cross is edited and brought by means of Peter N. Davies who offers the again tale to the e-book of this publication and the main humans concerned. this can be by means of translator Ewart Escritt’s unique advent to his translation of Futamatsu’s memoir which additionally contains a precise account of his personal POW reports in addition to his reflections at the conflict and its results. Many modern unique drawings, maps and images seem within the plate section.

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