AnneMarie and Andrew

Annemarie and Andrew – Trekking Asia

Kanchanaburi: Hellfire Pass

Posted on Jan 31, 2014

Hellfire Pass is a section of the Death Railway in which a cutting was made through solid rock. It was cut by hand with a 10 pound hammer and a drill to make a 1m hole, which was then filled with dynamite. The debris was then cleared by hand and the process was repeated. At its deepest it’s 25m deep and is about 300m in length. It is probably the most difficult section of the line to be built and saw a huge number of POW deaths....

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