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By Yoshihiko Futamatsu,Peter N. Davies,Ewart Escritt

it is a translation of the single identified particular account of the construction of the infamous 262-mile lengthy Thai-Burma Railway by means of one of many jap specialist engineers who was once thinking about 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 contains wide-ranging reflections at the direction and behavior of ‘his’ conflict in addition to his engineering and military studies. The Thai-Burma Railway took eighteen months to construct and value 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 company. The ‘Three Pagodas move’ used to be situated on the Thai-Burma frontier. around the 3 Pagodas move is edited and brought through Peter N. Davies who offers the again tale to the booklet of this booklet and the foremost humans concerned. this is often through translator Ewart Escritt’s unique advent to his translation of Futamatsu’s memoir which additionally incorporates a targeted account of his personal POW studies in addition to his reflections at the conflict and its results. Many modern unique drawings, maps and images look within the plate section.

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