Construction of the Burma-Thailand Railway

  • Kazuo Tamayama


On the morning of 5 July 1942, I was walking from Ban Pong to Nong Pladuk station under a blue sky with two assistant engineers. I was sweating as I had on the khaki uniform of an army civilian employee, with a sword and leather gaiters. Nong Pladuk is a small station on the Southern Siam main line which runs from Bangkok to the Malaya border.


Work Site Steel Bridge Branch Camp Japanese Soldier Japanese Army 
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