Saturday, October 20, 2012

Oct

20

1942

Work begins on the Burma-Siam railway

Robert hardie's drawing of the view from Kenburi camp, it was through this terrain that the Burma-Siam railway was built.

I spend a great amount of time trying to get medical supplies out of the japanese – as difficult as wringing blood from stones. Nobusawa professes to have almost no supplies for us and we have practically no dressings for our skin cases. A tin or two of quinine tablets, half a bottle of spirit, one or two bandages, three washing bowls, a couple of buckets and a bar of soap constitute the ‘hospital equipment’ in a camp of nearly a thousand men.