Hellfire Pass by Vickie Burt
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  1. Nikon D700 with Nikkor 24-70mm zoom lens

Hellfire Pass is the name of a railway cutting, and part of the infamous Death Railway, also known as the Thai-Burma railway. It was built during 1942, using Allied prisoners-of-war, and later on, enforced local labourers.

It is so called because the sight of emaciated prisoners, working at night by torchlight, was said to resemble a scene from Hell.

In total about 12,000 prisoners & 90,000 labourers died constructing this 415km railway, about 1 man for every sleeper laid.

I try to record the beauty of our world as I see it, using my camera.

My images DO NOT BELONG to the Public Domain. All images are COPYRIGHT © Victoria Burt 2008-2013. All Rights Reserved.

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  • Clive S
    Clive Sover 1 year ago

    Quite sobering facts Vickie. Lovely capture.

  • Thanks Clive. It was quite a moving place to visit.

    – Vickie Burt


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