Last 'Death Railway' Brit dies
- Published: 13 May 2013 at 14.39
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The last British prisoner of war to work on the construction of the World War II "Death Railway" between Thailand and Myanmar has died, aged 99.
Reg Twigg, the last British survivor to have worked on the Death Railway, is pictured returning to the Bridge on the River Kwai. His memoir, which he did not live to see published, reveals the story of how he survived the ordeal. (Photo: Andrew Lownie Literary Agency)
Reg Twigg, a former private in the Leicestershire Regiment of the British Army was one of 60,000 Allied POWs and 250,000 Asian labourers forced by the Japanese army to endure horrific living and working conditions during the construction of the railway track between Thailand and Myanmar, then known as Burma.
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