Saturday, December 17, 2005
Thailand Allied Cemetery
Check out how well maintained the cemetery is. The Allied Cemetery is home to British, Australian and Dutch soldiers that built the infamous "Death Railway" through Burma and Thailand. If you saw the movie "Bridge on the River Kwai" then you know alittle about the history of this place. One thing that caught my eye was the age of the dead, most were between late 20's and early 40's. Not the 19 year olds that you would think. That was true of most of our Allied troops. No Americans are interred here, they have all been taken home to the US. It's a shame that the relatives of these brave men can only imagine where they're buried and have no place to go to mourn their passing.