Monday, April 1, 2013

Apr

1

1943

Death railway bridge built like ‘a pack of cards’

Bridge over the River Kwai, 1943. L Rawlings.

As we sang these numbers, we’d pull on the rope. This huge great lump of steel would rise up. On the last ’nisio’ we would all let go. Down would come the pile-driver and the pole would sink another inch. All day seven days a week, for weeks on end, with not a single day off, we drove these bloody things into the ground.