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What is a summary of The Bridge on the River Kwai?

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2013-09-28 19:52:26

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 .

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