History Channel: True Story of the Bridge on the River Kwai

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 50 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: A&E Home Video
  • Audio:
    • (unspecified) - English

Product Description:

David Lean's 1957 film immortalized the heroicism of a core group of British POWs during WWII, but the true story is yet to be told. Captured by the Japanese and put to work building a bridge, the contingent was led by Lieutenant Colonel Philip Toosey, whose collaboration with their captors managed to evade excessive violence or worse directed toward the captives. Often thought of as a traitor, this documentary reveals the true motivations behind the Lieutenant's actions. Only nine people died, compared to 16,000 on the Thai-Burma railway, due to Toosey's intervention. Although at the time, Toosey's silence on the matter left it open to inference, over 50 hours of tapes recorded his own description of his wartime experiences, presented here for the first time.

Plot Keywords:

Historic Events | Historical | History | History (USA) | Slavery | World War II
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  • Sales Rank: 36,879
  • UPC: 733961730265
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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