Bridge On the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle - Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member horizon seeker
N 14° 22.272 E 099° 30.114
47P E 554113 N 1588838
Quick Description: Fictional accounting of the plight of Allied POWs forced by their captors to build a railway through the jungles.
Location: Thailand
Date Posted: 2/27/2008 9:17:09 AM
Waymark Code: WM38TM
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member BillsBayou
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Long Description:
Undoubtedly one of the most famous WWII quasi-fictional accounts of the war. Published in 1952, it is the story of the building of a bridge over the Kwai Yai River in western Thailand as part of a supply railroad line that will allow the Japanese army to transport supplies to their troops. The story tells how prisoners were mistreated, how they tried to saboutage the progress, and finally how Allied forces destroyed the bridge. Boulle won Prix Ste Beuve in 1952 for this work and David Lean made the story into a movie in 1957.
Short Description: Surprises people to know they can visit the bridge since in the novel it was destroyed

Book Title: Bridge On the Rive Kwai

Author's Name: Pierre Boulle

Name of Waymarked Item: The Bridge Over the River Kwai

Location of Item: Kanchanaburi, Thailand

More Information:
The plot/conflict centers on the illegal use of POWs to build the bridge, how POWs try to saboutage the work, and the great finale where Allied bombers destroy the bridge.


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