Wampo (Wang Po), Thailand. c. September 1945. The Wampo tiered viaduct built along the edge of ...

Unit Labour units
Places
Accession Number P00761.017
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Date made c September 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Wampo (Wang Po), Thailand. c. September 1945. The Wampo tiered viaduct built along the edge of the Kwai Noi River. The two main viaducts followed the bottom of the cliff for some distance. A ledge had to be carved out of the cliff face to form a base for the bridge and embankment construction. It was a dangerous and exhausting task for the POW work force. Wampo is approximately 114 kilometres north of Nong Pladuk (also known as Non Pladuk), or 300 kilometres south of Thanbyuzayat. (Donor A. Mackinnon)