LINKS AND REFERENCES
History Of The Railway And World War II
This is a list of World Wide Web links, organisation addresses and books and other useful information. If you would like your Web Page added to these listings, please e-mail us , marking your message "New Reference".
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Netherlands War Graves Foundation
Burma Thailand Railway Memorial Association Inc
The Official 2/26 Battalion Website
The Albert Coates Memorial Trust
Center For Research, Allied POWS Under The Japanese
Han Samethini and Frank Samethini Story
Taiwan POW Camps Memorial Society
Frank Larkin - Prisoner of War
Stichting Herdenking 15 Augustus 1945 (Foundation for Commemoration of 15th August 1945
2/2nd Pioneer Battalion Website
Of the many books covering this subject, those listed below are recommended as a good starting point.
War Diaries And Personal Accounts
Bamboo Doctor, Stanley S Pavillard, Macmillan & Co., London , UK , 1960.
An account of one man's fight against death and disease in the camps of the railway.
Into The Smother , Ray Parkin, Hogarth Press, London , UK , 1963.
A journal of the Thailand-Burma Railway by a survivor of the sinking of HMAS Perth.
Kura , Cornel Lumiere, Jacaranda Press, Brisbane , Australia , 1966.
A story of the hardships and suffering on the railway, by a Dutch interpreter.
Railroad Of Death , John Coast , The Aiglon Press Ltd., London , UK , 1946.
A British junior officer's account of working on the railway.
Slaves Of The Son Of Heaven , Roy H. Whitecross, Dymocks Book Arcade, Sydney , Australia , 1951.
A very descriptive account of experiences as a PoW in Burma , on the railway and in Japan .
The War Diaries of Weary Dunlop , E.E. Dunlop, Penguin Books, 1986. ISBN 0 14 012861.
The extensive war diaries of this legendary Australian surgeon of the railway.
The Will To Survive , Douglas McLaggan, Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst, NSW, Australia , 1995. ISBN 0 86417 706 2.
A story written from the diary of a young Australian private who was a member of 'F Force'.
PoW Art And Photography
A Life For Every Sleeper , Hugh Clarke, Allen & Unwin, Sydney , Australia , 1986. ISBN 0 04 909023 2.
A pictorial record of the Thailand-Burma Railway. Wartime and present.
Burma Railway Artist , Jack Chalker, Penguin Books, 1994. ISBN 0 67 090583 6.
The war drawings of a celebrated artist.
Changi Photographer , Tim Bowden, ABC Books, Sydney , Australia , 1984. ISBN 0 64 297559 0.
George Aspinall's photographic record of captivity.
The Burma-Siam Railway , Robert Hardie, Imperial War Museum , London UK , 1983. ISBN 0 901627 26 7
The secret diary of a PoW medical officer of the Federated Malay States Volunteer Force. Contains many illustrations and paintings.
To The Kwai And Back , Ronald Searle, Collins Publishers, London , UK , 1986. ISBN 0 87113 073 4.
The pictorial story of a British soldier's experiences of the war - mostly as a PoW.
Prisoners Of The Japanese , Gavin Daws, William Morrow & Co., New York , USA , 1994. ISBN 0 688 1182 7.
Tells of the experiences of PoWs in the Pacific region.
River Kwai Railway , Clifford Kinvig, Brassey's, London , UK , 1992. ISBN 0 08 03744 5.
An excellent, comprehensive evaluation of the railway episode.
The Blue Haze , Lelsie G. Hall, self-published, 1995. ISBN 0 9588934 0 3.
Incorporating a history of 'A Force' - Groups 3 & 5, Thailand-Burma Railway.
Tourism Authority Of Thailand
State Railway Of Thailand Timetable