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

By Yoshihiko Futamatsu,Peter N. Davies,Ewart Escritt

it is a translation of the single recognized specific account of the construction of the infamous 262-mile lengthy Thai-Burma Railway via one of many jap specialist engineers who used to be curious about its development. the writer, Yoshihiko Futamatsu, offers a useful new resource of old and technical reference that enhances the prevailing 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 military studies. 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 company. The ‘Three Pagodas cross’ used to be positioned on the Thai-Burma frontier. around the 3 Pagodas go is edited and brought through Peter N. Davies who presents the again tale to the e-book of this e-book and the most important humans concerned. this is often by means of translator Ewart Escritt’s unique creation to his translation of Futamatsu’s memoir which additionally encompasses a distinctive account of his personal POW studies in addition to his reflections at the battle and its results. Many modern unique drawings, maps and images look within the plate section.

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