Anzac Day in Kanchanaburi

April 25, 2010 

Anzac Day is a historical celebration day of World war 2 in Kanchaburi (every year on 25th of April)  in memory of the Australian (A) New-Zealand (NZ) Army Corp (AC) prisoners of war (POW’s) who died in war against the Japanese occupation while building the Burma-Thailand railway.
Many POWs suffered early deaths due to the after-effects of the illnesses and privations of their incarceration. A great majority of them died from malnutrition, jungle fever and general exhaustion since prisoners were forced to work 12 to 18 hour shifts.
The railway was finally completed in August 1943 but at what cost ? The cost of a significant amount of lives and devastation to hundreds of families at home.

Photos

You might also like

Songkran Thai New Year Water Festival in Kanchanaburi
Songkran is a three-day national holiday all over Thailand  which takes place every year on 13 + 14...

Songkran Water Festival in Kanchanaburi
Songkran is a three-day national holiday (13 + 14 + 15th of April)  major water festival which marks...

[Video] Bridge Over the River Kwai Fantastic Light & Sound Festival
The annual edition of the  River Kwai Bridge Light and Sound festival  takes place every year during...

The 9 Army Battle Historical Park [V2]
As a border region to Burma, Kanchanaburi was the location of a great battle under the command of King...

Sightseeing SpeedBoat Cruise on The River Kwai [City]
One of the best ways to go sightseeing the city of Kanchanaburi is to take a long tail speed boat ride...