Railwaymen in the War

Tales by Japanese Railway Soldiers in Burma and Thailand 1941–47

  • Authors
  • Kazuo Tamayama

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Kazuo Tamayama
    Pages 1-25
  3. Kazuo Tamayama
    Pages 26-39
  4. Kazuo Tamayama
    Pages 40-76
  5. Kazuo Tamayama
    Pages 77-173
  6. Kazuo Tamayama
    Pages 174-204
  7. Kazuo Tamayama
    Pages 205-227
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 273-286

About this book


The Japanese railway soldiers, who built the notorious Burma-Thailand railway in 1942-43, earned an unenviable reputation for brutality, but they have not hitherto told their own story. This is the first book to bring to light the testimonies of the soldiers of the Emperor, who worked with 55,200 British, Australian and Dutch prisoners of war in the construction of the 415 kilometre railway.


Japan Korea Korean War Thailand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2005
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-51590-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-28826-3
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