ANZAC day in Thailand

Some scenes from the ceremony this morning at Hellfire Pass in Kanchanburi, Thailand, where many POWS (and many Thai people) died building the railroad to Burma during the Japanese occupation.

It’s a beautiful area, which I have visited a few times, but these pictures explaining why it was called Hell Fire Pass have quite a disturbing feel:

“They shall grow not old,
As we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn,
At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.”