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Anzac Day service held in Kanchanaburi

Apr 25. 2019
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The Anzac Day ceremony at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery on April 25 marked those who died in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, principally in the Gallipoli landings in Turkey during the First World War and the Allied soldiers who died building the death railway between Thailand and Myanmar.

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The railway was built for the Japanese during the Second World War using about 200,000 Asian labourers and more than 60,000 allied prisoners of war, among them thousands of Australians, New Zealanders, Dutch, British, Americans and forced labourers from several Asian countries.

Many thousands died from overwork, violence, starvation and disease without proper medical facilities. Australians and New Zealanders remember their war dead at war sites across the world.

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