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Railwaymen in the War : Tales by Japanese Railway Soldiers in Burma and Thailand 1941-47 - Kazuo Tamayama

Railwaymen in the War

Tales by Japanese Railway Soldiers in Burma and Thailand 1941-47

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The first Japanese army unit was established in 1896. The Japanese railway engineers was a unique branch of the army which specialized in the operation and construction of railways and the employees of the Japanese National Railways conscripted into the army. This book tells the stories of the railway soldiers and JNR men during their training, their working experience in Burma, their engagements with the allied armies and their life after the surrender through the memoirs and testaments of those soldiers.

Introduction
The Training of Railway Soldiers a New Conscript Military Civilians
The British View: Railways in the Burma Campaign
Advance in Burma Assault Landing on Singora
The First Battle Advance to Malaya Advance to Moulmein
Advance to Rangoon Start the Train Service Diary of a Company Commander
The British View: Railway Demolitions in Burma
Construction of the Burma-Thailand Railway
The Zero Mile Post
The Volga Boat Song and the Bridge
My Touchstone
The Chunghai Cutting Painter
A New Company Commander at Konyu and Hintok
The Konyu Cutting Cholera
The Hirota Platoon at Hintok Lt-Colonel Banno and the POWs
A Hard Sruggle in the Remote Jungle Matoma, the Hardest
Time of All Celebrating the Completion of the Railway
A Thief of Tins A Private and Prisoners Korean Guards
The Relationship between the Railway Regiment and the POW Camps View of the POWs
The British View The Featherstone Incident and its Effects on POWs
Struggle at the Myitkyina
Line Myitkyina
Line Fight with Chindits at Mawlu
The Battle Near Ponchan Keep the Trains Running
Transportation of Provisions Annihilated at Myitkyina
The Retreat from the Myitkyina Line
Maintenance of Locomotives
The British View: The Battle at White City (Henu) on 17 March 1944
Retreat
Move to Lashio Line Defending
Mandalay Retreat on the Mandalay Line
Destroy the c56 Locomotive Evacuation from Rangoon
The Last Train from Rangoon Over the Burma-Thailand
Railway to Malaya To Sumatra Trans Sumatra Railway
The British View: Advance to Rangoon
Japanese Surrendered
Personnel and the Military Court
We Were Defeated Days Without Pride
Report to the Gaol A Korean War
Criminal and a Japanese Officer
Sacrificed Men Petition for a Reduced Penalty
A British View: 'March to the Scaffold'
Appendix
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781403932242
ISBN-10: 1403932247
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 286
Published: 1st March 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1