A River Kwai Story: The Sonkrai Tribunal

Allen & Unwin, 2007 - 416 頁
More prisoners of war died at Sonkrai than any other camp on the infamous River Kwai Railway. 'F Force - seven thousand Australian and British POWs - was sent by the Japanese to build the toughest section of the railway in the mountains between Thailand and Burma. Three thousand died from slave labour, disease, starvation and exposure to the never-ending monsoon rain. Why did so many die? After the war, a military tribunal tried five Japanese and two Koreans for those deaths. The account of the trial tells for the first time the story of F Force from all sides - Australian, British and Japanese - from the lowest private to the lieutenant colonels in command. Along with the testimony, verdict, and the surprise sentence, A River Kwai Story sheds new light on what really happened on the Railway of Death.

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Robin Rowland is the son of prisoner of war on the River Kwai who grew up listening to his father's stories. A River Kwai Story is his fifth book. He works as a photo editor and producer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and lives in Toronto.