September 21, 2017

Rare photographs of WW II Death Railroad to be shown at Thanbyuzayat Railroad Museum

A photo of war prinsoers laying railroad on Thanbyuzayat Death Railway. Photo: Thanbyuzayat Museum
A photo of war prinsoers laying railroad on Thanbyuzayat Death Railway. Photo: Thanbyuzayat Museum

Thanbyuzayat Railroad Museum scheduled to be completed in October, will chronicle rare photographs of the labourers of the Death Railroad  built by the fascist troops, during World War II at the border of southern Myanmar and Thailand.  A total of 120000 (mass amount)   of forced-laborers  and Allied prisoners of war perished during  the construction due to malnutrition, intensive labor, deadly diseases and torture by the Japanese troops.
Rare photos, 3D designs and paintings will be shown at the museum for the public to learn more about the WW II Death Railroad.
The 175- mile railroad from Thailand to Thanbyuzayat was constructed in 1942. The laborers included 16800 prisoners of war from the Allied Forces and 80000 forced labours from Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, India and Myanmar.

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