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  Chong Kai War Cemetery

 

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The Chong Kai War Cemetery in Kanchanaburi, where 1,750 victims of WW II are buried, mostly the remains of those who worked on the Death Railway. Unlike mass graves in which soldiers in the past were often dumped, each soldier, whether a general or a private, here has his own named grave, whilst the tombstones of unknown victims who fell are inscribed with the words Known Unto God, a text coined by the writer Rudyard Kipling.

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