A River Kwai story

Robin Rowland

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. 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.

Soft cover, photographs, 416 pages.