Tamajao 241 by Ernest Warwick

Hellfire Pass

Hellfire pass, the deepest and most difficult cutting on the Siam to Burma "death railway" as it is today. Whilst working 18 hour shifts, sixty nine allied prisoners were beaten to death by Japanese guards in the six weeks it took to build the cutting, and many more died from cholera, dysentery, starvation, and exhaustion. A greater, but unrecorded, number of Malayan workers suffered the same fate as the POWs at the hands of the Japanese.

Hellfire pass