Hellfire Pass

Hellfire Pass. The making of the railway along the river Kwai.

What you see is a mountain cut by hand for a railway by prisoners of war. An estimated 68 men were beaten to death by Japanese guards in the six weeks it took to make the cutting. At the end of the war, prisoners were amazed they had survived. It was a heaven that only those freed from long torture and imprisonment can comprehend. The realization that one could now refuse – say no – was a part of that heaven.