I have posted a picture on my Facebook page of the Bridge on the River Kwai.
This is what I have written about it because I was thinking a lot about my father. He was a wonderful warm-hearted person, as you will discover in my book.
The picture is of the epic 1957 war movie “The Bridge over the River Kwai”, directed by Davin Lean, which was based on the 1952 novel written by Pierre Boullle. It depicts the story of how the infamous Burma Railway was built during 1942 and 1943 for the Japanese by captured Allied military prisoners of war to connect Bangkok to Rangoon, in order to support the Japanese armed forces during the Burma campaign.
It is a hard movie to see as many atrocities were performed during that time on the prisoners by their Japanese overlords. The movie was hard to see, but the reality was worse. My father was one of those prisoners of war. He survived, but barely. He was a nervous wreck for many years afterwards. He never wanted to talk about what happened there because it was too hard.
If you have seen the movie what did you think of it?
If you haven't seen it, and if you can take it, go get the movie and watch it.