- Series: Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series (Book 11)
- Hardcover: 216 pages
- Publisher: Texas A&M University Press (January 22, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1585446351
- ISBN-13: 978-1585446353
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,489,332 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Hell under the Rising Sun: Texan POWs and the Building of the Burma-Thailand Death Railway (Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series) Hardcover – January 22, 2008
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The book by Kelly E. Crager is a look at the men of the battalion and the struggles they faced being forced to work for the Japanese on the Thailand-Burma railroad - known today as the Death Railroad.
During a recent visit to Thailand I visited the River Kwai area and learned about the Texas unit while touring the Death Railway Museum in Kanchanaburi near the War Cemetery. The American numbers in the prisoners forced to work on the railroad were small compared to the British, Australian and Dutch, but the Texans were able to stay close and helped each other survive the terrible work and camps along the 260-mile project.
A good read, and provides objective insight into the events and men from Texas who survived their ordeal.