Day Commemorated At Hellfire Pass In Thailand


Australian and New Zealand dignitaries Mr. Stephen Smith MP,... News PhotoAmbassador,Australian Culture,Dark,Effort,Event,Following,Government Minister,Hellfire Pass,Horizontal,Human Interest,Memorial Event,New Zealand,Politician,Prisoner Of War,Sunrise - Dawn,ThailandPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesHELLFIRE PASS, THAILAND - APRIL 25: Australian and New Zealand dignitaries ( from L to R) Mr. Stephen Smith MP, Australian Minister for Defense, Australian Senator John Hogg, and James Wise, Australian Ambassador to Thailand attempt to follow the program in the dark the sunrise memorial service in remembrance of all those who lost their lives April 25, 2013 in Hellfire Pass, Thailand. Hellfire Pass is a small section of the Burma-Thailand railway which was built by POW's and Asian Laborers under horrific conditions during the Second World War (WWII). Heavy loss of life was suffered during construction due to disease, starvation and exhaustion. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)