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By Yoshihiko Futamatsu,Peter N. Davies,Ewart Escritt

ISBN-10: 1898823073

ISBN-13: 9781898823070

this can be a translation of the single identified exact account of the construction of the infamous 262-mile lengthy Thai-Burma Railway by way of one of many eastern expert engineers who used to be fascinated by its development. the writer, Yoshihiko Futamatsu, presents a useful new resource of historic 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 direction and behavior of ‘his’ battle 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 jap who have been engaged within the firm. The ‘Three Pagodas go’ was once positioned on the Thai-Burma frontier. around the 3 Pagodas move is edited and brought by way of Peter N. Davies who presents the again tale to the book of this ebook and the major humans concerned. this can be via translator Ewart Escritt’s unique advent to his translation of Futamatsu’s memoir which additionally features a specified account of his personal POW reports in addition to his reflections at the warfare and its results. Many modern unique drawings, maps and images seem within the plate section.

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