Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Jun

26

1943

Cholera and Japanese savagery on the Railway of Death

Prisoners of War Working on Thai-Burma Railway at Kanu Camp, Thailand 1943

Mennie, John G

A cholera death in the British camp today along with 3 others. Their state is pitiable but then, Oh Lord! hygiene is a menace to us who live alongside them. No. 2 rock clearing party left today at 0700 hours in darkness and no doubt will not be back until late tonight, poor devils. So the pace increases. Imagine those poor ill, exhausted wretches having to be got up, fed, issued with lunch rice and got away in black darkness after counts, etc. and to drag their way into camp again in the dark some fourteen hours hence.