Secrets of the Dead

Bridge on the River Kwai

Season 4 Episode 1 | 54m 52s

The bridge and remnants of railway (abandoned in 1945) do stand today, but the Thai and Burmese jungles have consumed much of their remains. Construction records and documents revealing the railway's route are scarce. So just how did a team of men in such poor condition and confronted with so many obstacles manage to build the railway? And how did their Allied brethren achieve its demolition?

Aired: 11/28/06

Expired: 10/19/12

Rating: TV-PG

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