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These POWs Were Forced to Build the Bridge Over River Kwai

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These POWs Were Forced to Build the Bridge Over River Kwai

Short | 02:28

Allied POWs rescued in the South China Sea have an incredible story to tell. They'd been kept in a secret prison camp in Thailand, where their Japanese captors forced them to build a railroad from Thailand to Burma.


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The Allies celebrate the end of the war in Europe, but the Pacific War rages on. Okinawa, the last stop in the island-hopping campaign to the Japanese mainland, is absolute havoc, with Japan sending an unprecedented wave of kamikaze attacks to destroy Allied warships. Meanwhile, Australians liberate Indonesians from three years of oppressive Japanese occupation in Borneo. Witness the final battles of the Second World War, captured with rare behind the scenes film and color combat footage.

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