Hellfire Pass

Hellfire Pass (Thai: ช่องเขาขาด, known by the Japanese as Konyu Cutting) is the name of a railway cutting on the former "Death Railway" in Thailand which was built with forced labour during the Second World War, in part by Allied prisoners of war. The pass is noted for the harsh conditions and heavy loss of life suffered by its labourers during construction. Hellfire Pass is so called because the sight of emaciated prisoners labouring at night by torchlight was said to resemble a scene from Hell.

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Hellfire Pass - Recent Developments
... if this would follow the original Death Railway route through Hellfire Pass, since this route was necessarily built quickly and to low standard of curves and gradients ...
Australian Rules Football In Asia - Thailand - Anzac Day Cup - Hellfire Pass
... prisoners-of-war (POW) working on the Hellfire Pass, part of the Burma Railway, during World War II ... early with both teams attending the dawn service at Hellfire Pass, the moving tribute sets the tone for the day ...
Burma Railway - History - Hellfire Pass
... Hellfire Pass in the Tenasserim Hills was a particularly difficult section of the line to build due to it being the largest rock cutting on the railway, coupled with its general remoteness ...

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