Thursday, November 13, 2003

Bridge on the River Kwai | PBS SECRETS OF THE DEAD
Yes, the bridge from the classic movie. The real tale, however, is far more grim than the screenplay of the plucky Brits.

An aweful 16,000 of the 60,000 western prisoners who worked the rail died. Yet even that shocking death count shorts the story of merciless brutality.

The Japanese managers drove eighty thousand Asians--men, women, and children, enough to fill Yankee stadium to capacity--to their deaths.

The website does no justice to this monstrous act. Maybe you can.

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