Death Railway Revisited

Nicholas Fordham

Inspired by the movie The Bridge on the River Kwai I’ve been on a journey to discover what really happened in SE Asia 80 years ago during the construction of the Death Railway: Why was it so important to build? Who built it? How did they build it? And why did so many people die during its construction? I speak to several experts along the way and unearth some surprising facts about this infamous railway line.

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