The Bridge Over the River Kwai

The Bridge Over the River Kwai is an iconic World War II historical landmark, known primarily through literature and film. It was constructed during the Japanese occupation of Southeast Asia, specifically in Thailand, between 1942 and 1943. The bridge’s construction was part of the infamous Burma Railway project, intended to connect Bangkok, Thailand, and Rangoon, Burma (now Yangon, Myanmar), to support the Japanese war effort.