In this monochrome photographic print, is an actual original section of the 'Death Railway' from Burma. Where the Japanese during WWII treated British, and other Allied POWs with utter contempt and cruelty, and used them has forced labour to build this railway line through thick jungle, which in turn resulted in the death of thousands of Allied POWs.
Now this is one thing that really cheeses me off , I normally don't get political or annoyed on here but this is one thing that really makes me fume. Because in my own humble opinion both the Japanese and British Government's have treated surviving British and Allied POWs with a total lack of respect, concern and indifference.
The Japanese government have never issued an apology for the way and manner in which the Japanese Imperial Army treated Allied POWs. Nor have the few dwindling POWs ever received compensation (from the Japanese).
The National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, near Lichfield, Staffordshire, England.
From my Tree Stories Project, 2002-.