Thai Burma Railway Trek & Tour
Following the fall of Singapore in February of 1942 Allied troops were interred in Changi, Prisoner of War Camp.
In April 1943 our troops were sent to work on the building of the Thai-Burma Railway. Of the 13,004 Australians sent to work on the railway, 2,802, (22%) would never return. Conditions working on the railway were horrendous.
There was limited modern equipment made available for the railway work. Earth and rock were broken by shovels, picks, and chunkels (hoes), and carried away in baskets or sacks.
POW’s were given even less food than they had been getting in Changi, and they were forced to work in two 12 hour shifts. Cholera, beriberi and tropical ulcers were common. In April 1943 the work pace increased significantly as the Japanese strove to meet a proposed deadline during which time outbreaks of cholera claimed thousands of lives.
Visiting historically significant sites, including the Bridge 277 over the KhwaeYai River, Hellfire Pass and the Commonwealth War Graves, this adventure is a moving historical experience.
Price & Inclusions
Price on application – ex Brisbane *Flight upgrades and single supplement available.
Contact EE to obtain pricing.
Price will depend on numbers.
Your trek costs include:
Your trek costs do not include:
Six weeks remote or supervised.