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Author Futamatsu, Yoshihiko, author

Title Across the Three Pagodas Pass : the story of the Thai-Burma railway / by Yoshihiko Futamatsu ; translated and introduced by Ewart Escritt ; edited with a foreword by Peter N. Davies
Published Folkstone, Kent : Renaissance Books, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (lxiv, 239 pages, 15 unnumbered pages of plates of unnumbered plates :) : illustrations, map
Contents Departure for the front -- In Indo-China -- Opening of hostilities -- The River Krian -- The Malayan Campaign -- The fall of Singapore -- Surrender -- Shōnan : light of the South -- The Thai-Burma Railway -- Preparing construction -- Banpong -- Prisoner-of-war -- Constructing the railway -- Thailand -- The River Kwae Noi -- The Mae Khlaung Bridge -- Kanchanaburi -- The jungle -- From Bangkok to Singapore -- Rush construction -- The base at Wanyai -- The labour force -- Survey unit -- Test run -- Bridge-building and shifting the earth -- The rainy season : the monsoon -- Kinsaiyok -- Diseases and epidemics -- Cattle drive -- Living in the jungle -- Soon to the Three Pagodas Pass -- Towards the setting sun -- Opening to traffic -- The bombing -- End of the war -- Internment -- Repatriation
Summary "This is a translation of the only known detailed account of the building of the notorious 262-mile long Thai-Burma Railway by one of the Japanese professional engineers who was involved in its construction ... Futamatsu's memoir also includes wide-ranging reflections on the course and conduct of 'his' war as well as his engineering experiences ... This book is introduced by Peter Davies who sets the record straight regarding the story of this book and the key people involved. This is followed by translator, Ewart Escritt's original introduction to his translation of Futamatsu's memoir which also includes a detailed account of his own POW experiences as well as his reflections on the war and its outcomes"--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-222) and index
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Subject Futamatsu, Yoshihiko.
Japan. Rikugun -- Military construction operations.
Burma-Siam Railroad.
Railroad engineering -- Burma.
Railroad engineers -- Japan -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Japanese.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Conscript labor -- Burma.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Personal narratives.
Form Electronic book
Author Davies, Peter N., editor
Escritt, Ewart, 1905-1990, translator
ISBN 1898823332 (electronic bk.)
9781898823339 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Santōtōge o koete. English