New PDF release: Across the Three Pagodas Pass: The Story of the Thai-Burma

By Yoshihiko Futamatsu,Peter N. Davies,Ewart Escritt

ISBN-10: 1898823073

ISBN-13: 9781898823070

this can be a translation of the single recognized exact account of the construction of the infamous 262-mile lengthy Thai-Burma Railway by means of one of many jap expert engineers who was once inquisitive about its building. the writer, Yoshihiko Futamatsu, presents 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 direction and behavior of ‘his’ struggle in addition to his engineering and armed forces 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 go’ was once situated on the Thai-Burma frontier. around the 3 Pagodas cross is edited and brought by way of Peter N. Davies who presents the again tale to the e-book of this publication and the foremost humans concerned. this can be by means of translator Ewart Escritt’s unique advent to his translation of Futamatsu’s memoir which additionally incorporates a distinctive account of his personal POW reviews in addition to his reflections at the conflict and its results. Many modern unique drawings, maps and pictures look within the plate section.

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