Worse, there is a plan to rebuild part of the line at least - by using Japanese investment money to re-create the railway as a tourist trap. The next-of-kin of British soldiers who died there, some of whom were my companions on this trip, were predictably anguished and outraged. Especially as at the line at the river Kwai they saw only a monument applauding this "feat of Japanese engineering" - the deaths of tens of thousands get no mention.
B F JAMES
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