What is a summary of The Bridge on the River Kwai?
The novel by Pierre Boulle is fictional but uses the
construction of the Burma Railway, in 1942-43, as its historical
setting. Pierre Boulle's novel chronicles the plight of WW2 British
prisoners of war forced by the Imperial Japanese Army to build a
bridge for the "Death Railway", it was so named because of the
large number of prisoners and conscripts who suffered terribly and
perished during its construction .