‘Digital artefacts’ on display for visitors
|Thanbuzayat war cemetery. Photo: Hans Hulst|
Those interested in the history of the Second World War in Burma will be able to learn more following two announcements from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
|During World War II, British serviceman Harry Williams endured three years of harsh captivity and hard labour under the Japanese occupation in Thailand. An undated photo of Australian and Dutch prisoners of war at Tarsau in Thailand. The four men are said to be suffering from beri beri. Photo: Wikipedia|
Britain’s last known survivor of the notorious World War II Burma Railway has died aged 96, according to the Mirror Online on January 16.
Thanbyuzayat provides dark memories for the few surviving slave labourers who worked on the last stretch of what became known as the Death Railway, the Japanese Imperial Army’s World War II drive to lay sleepers and rail line to link Myanmar with Thailand during its war campaign.
NEW DELHI (AFP) - A search team is set to salvage the wrecks of Japanese and British military aircraft which crashed in a northeastern Indian lake during fierce fighting in World War II, an organiser said Wednesday.