Warfare in Pictures Gallery
At Gestapo headquarters in Warsaw people were often murdered in the holding cells simply by pointing the barrel of the gun through the spy hole and shooting. The damage to the wall opposite was created by numerous bullet strikes. Who knows how many people died in this spot.
Posted by: Simon Rees
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Dates in History
Completion of the Burma Railway
17th October 1943
The Burma Railway, also known as the Death Railway, is a 415 kilometres railway between Bangkok, Thailand, and Rangoon, Burma, built by the Empire of Japan during World War II, to support its forces in the Burma Campaign. Forced labour was used in its construction. About 180,000 Asian labourers and 60,000 Allied prisoners of war worked on the railway. On 17 October 1943, the two sections of the line met about 18 km south of the Three Pagodas Pass at Konkuita. Most of the POWs were then transported to Japan.
Railway of Hell
(Paperback - 224 pages)
by Reginard Burton
A young captain in the Royal Norfolk Regiment, Reggie Burton was wounded in the closing stages of the disastrous defence of Malaya and Singapore. He vividly, yet calmly and with great dignity, describes the horror of captivity at the hands of the Japanese. After initial confusion, the true nature of…
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