The Bridge on the River Kwai: Survival on the Death Railway
The Bridge on the River Kwai: Survival on the Death Railway – 1 night (2 hours). The movie “Bridge on the River Kwai” won seven Academy Awards in 1958. The real “bridge” was only one of more than 600 bridges built along the 258-mile “death railway.” The entire railway was constructed using more than 61,000 Allied prisoners of war and approximately 250,000 Asian forced laborers. This course will cover the real stories of their capture in Malaya, Singapore, the Dutch East Indies and Burma. It will explore the horrendous experiences, the deaths and murders, and many inspiring stories of endurance by those who survived.
Instructor: Walt Lafty
Thursday, August 22
Time:6:30 to 8:30 pm