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  Don Rak War Cemetery

 

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The Don Rak War Cemetery in Kanchanaburi where 6,982 victims of WW II are buried, mostly the remains of those who worked on the Death Railway. Unlike the mass graves of the past, each soldier, whether a general or a private, has his own named grave, whilst the tombstones of unknown victims who fell are inscribed with the words Known Unto God, a text coined after WWI by the poet Rudyard Kipling, author of The Jungle Book.

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