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Travel Bug Dog Tag Hell Fire Pass

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Tuesday, February 28, 2006
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Go To Australia where many came from and never returned.

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Hell Fire Pass

Memento Opening of Hell Fire Pass Museum, Kanchanaburi Thailand.
Hellfire Pass is the name of a railway cutting on the Death Railway in Thailand, known by the Japanese as Konyu cutting. There is a museum co-sponsored by the Thai and Australian governments at the site to commemorate the suffering of those involved in the construction of the railway. Konyu cutting was a particularly difficult section of the line to build due to it being the largest rock cutting on the railway, coupled with its general remoteness and the lack of proper construction tools during building. A tunnel would have been possible to build instead of a cutting, but this could only be constructed at the two ends at any one time, whereas the cutting could be constructed at all points simultaneously despite the excess effort required by the POWs. The Australian, British, Dutch and other allied Prisoners of War were required by the Japanese to work 18 hours a day to complete the cutting. It was estimated that 68 men were beaten to death by the Japanese guards in the six weeks it took to build the cutting, although many more died from cholera, dysentery, starvation, and exhaustion [Wigmore p568]. However, the majority of deaths occurred amongst labourers whom the Japanese enticed to come to help build the line with promises of good jobs. These labourers, mostly Malayans (Chinese, Malays and Tamils from Malaya), suffered mostly the same as the PoWs at the hands of the Japanese. The Japanese kept no records of these deaths

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Tracking History (19463.8mi) View Map

Write note 3/29/2018 CptPhoenix&TigerLily posted a note for it   Visit Log

Not in listed cache :(

Discovered It 11/12/2017 jezevcik discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered at event.

Dropped Off 7/25/2017 kayothree placed it in Mr. Shewalter, Thank You Arizona - 4.22 miles  Visit Log
Visited 7/25/2017 kayothree took it to Star Power Arizona - .45 miles  Visit Log
Visited 7/25/2017 kayothree took it to Urban Trail de Flag Arizona - 1.71 miles  Visit Log
Visited 7/25/2017 kayothree took it to Bridge to Nowhere Arizona - 63.42 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 7/24/2017 kayothree retrieved it from Conch Again TB Hotel 2 Arizona   Visit Log

That is cool that this trackable comes from so far and has been in circulation since 2006! Moving it along!

  • In Arizona monsoon season
Discovered It 6/13/2017 Stuckin4th discovered it   Visit Log

Out with Owlover discovering TBs. Too bad that we didn't find this one a little sooner. My sister just got back from New Zealand. She could have dropped this TB closer to Australia than AZ is.

Discovered It 4/24/2017 owlover discovered it   Visit Log

Saw it in this tb hotel.

Discovered It 4/12/2017 Mgps discovered it   Visit Log

Dropped off some TB's and discovered this one. Thanks for sending this around.

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