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Hellfire Pass - Australian POW Thai Burma Railway Documentary DVD

Hellfire Pass - Australian POW Thai Burma Railway Documentary DVD

Hellfire Pass - Film Australia 1987 Production DVD

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This DVD is a documentary about Australian POWs who were forced into making the HELLFIRE PASS THAI BURMA Railway 1942-45. A 1987 Film Australia Documentary 56mins duration. All regions Australian Format DVD but will work in all countries .
 
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In the DVD trailer you will see Bill Griffiths the blind man who Weary operated on while POW click here to see his book 'Blind to Misfortune"

 
After the Fall Of Singapore in February 1942 most POWs were jailed at Singapore Changi Goal. The Japanese construction of the Thai-Burma railway began in 1943 with a substantial number of Allied prisoners of war and Asian conscripts providing the bulk of the labour. By the time the railway was completed, more than 100,000 POWs had died in a tragic chapter of WWII,  remembered as the Hellfire Pass.
 
This film is the journey back, some 40 years on, of a dedicated group of ex-servicemen from Australia, the UK and Holland, intent on rediscovering the treacherous cuttings and dedicating Hellfire Pass as a monument to those who died under extreme conditions.
 
Led by legendary hero Sir Edward "Weary" Dunlop, the Australian contingent of veterans, many at that time, in their seventies, decided to retrace the section of the line they had built in search of the site of the notorious Hintok Mountain Camp. Along the way the men share their incredible stories of comradeship and explore the bonds of friendship that enabled them to survive and ultimately return to pay their respects.
 
With the aid of rare archival and private footage, photographs and veteran eyewitness accounts this documentary Hellfire Pass explores Australia's involvement in this monumental event.
Click to see Remembering Weary 1996 POW Book
  • Movie Format: DVD
  • DVD Information: Australian PAL All regions - 4:3 Aspect
  • DVD Duration Time minutes: 56 minutes

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