- published: 09 Jun 2014
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Unidade Flutuante - Flotel (Dan Swift)
For the flying action go to 1:30
Visit to the Hellfire Pass where mostly Australian Prisoners of War had to cut a way through nine meter high granite with simple hand tools and dynamite. No excavators or machinery where supplied by the Japanese army which ordered to do the job.We walk the abbandoned track and realise how lucky we are wearing caps and sneakers, contrary to the POWs who sometimes achieved to wear footwear cut out of rubber tires. After a cool drink in a local Thai road café we get to our floatel and relax with the Konkoita Hellfire Pass Museum brochures, digesting the impressions of today. The museum was the starting point , beautiflully equipped and well documented. Head sets for guidance through the musem in several languages available. Unfortunately not in Japanese at the time we visited it... By the way...