Hell Fire Pass 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. Hell Fire 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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  • naturelover
    natureloverover 1 year ago

    Beautiful capture Chris. x

  • It was so hot walking along that pass – it’s hard to imagine men being forced to do such hard work in that heat and under such appalling conditions.

    – missmoneypenny

  • virginian
    virginianover 1 year ago

    Great capture!

  • Thanks Judy – and for the fave too

    – missmoneypenny

  • vigor
    vigorover 1 year ago

    Looks like a great walking path!

  • It’s a beautiful walk but a sad reminder

    – missmoneypenny

  • Elaine Teague
    Elaine Teagueover 1 year ago

    A gruesome history Chris. Working in the heat would be enough to send me to hell.

  • Me too – it was hard enough walking in it

    – missmoneypenny

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 1 year ago

    This is such a patyh with a dreadful History Chris, the Death/torment/ and torture, that was endured here a great shot of thios dreadful place,.

  • It is so quiet there – a fitting tribute to those who lost their lives there

    – missmoneypenny

  • vigor
    vigorover 1 year ago

    Sadly, I had not read your description, and yes, that would be haunting now that you mention it!

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    NatureGreeting...over 1 year ago

    Very Beautiful!! ~ <( ;o) ~ Carolyn

  • What a lovely surprise. Thank you Carolyn – and for the fave and your lovely comment too

    – missmoneypenny

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