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The last Brit on the River Kwai: Reg Twigg

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It was known, for good reason, as the Death Railway. In 1942, after the fall of Singapore, the Japanese army ordered the construction of a jungle railroad from Bangkok to Rangoon to support its assault on India.

As one of the last remaining survivors, 99-year-old Reg Twigg wrote a remarkable personal testimony of his three years of hell on the River Kwai. Sadly, the former private in the Leicestershire Regiment died last week and never lived to see it published.

http://www.dailymail...ay-forever.html

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A long remarkable life led.

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I hope he's not remembered for that disgraceful film!

RIP mate.......Some of us know the truth.

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you don't need a mask & a cape to be a hero.....

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I hope he's not remembered for that disgraceful film!

RIP mate.......Some of us know the truth.

So I'm guessing it's good I've never seen the film?

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So I'm guessing it's good I've never seen the film?

In the accuracy stakes it makes 'Braveheart' look like a documentary!

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Gotcha. Thanks for that. I was thinking of trying to rent it or something. I honestly had no idea what it was about. I'm not very knowledgeable regarding WWII.

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In the accuracy stakes it makes 'Braveheart' look like a documentary!

But it's got Obi-Wan Kenobi in it so that makes up for lack of accuracy. Plus that darn song is a real brain sticker. :tu:

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But it's got Obi-Wan Kenobi in it so that makes up for lack of accuracy. Plus that darn song is a real brain sticker. :tu:

The Bridge on the River Kwai is one of my all time favourite films. I've got the book too.

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The Bridge on the River Kwai is one of my all time favourite films. I've got the book too.

It's one of my favorites as well. I never read the book.

We were 'forced' to watch that movie in one of my high school social studies classes. In general, I've always liked movies from the late 50's early 60's even when I was a kid. Most of my classmates slept through class when we were watching it (we obviously had to watch it over multiple classes due o the length of the film).

To me, it was like watching The Walking Dead and being forced to have to wait for the next episode. I couldn't wait for social studies class so that I could see what happens next.

When The Breakfast Club came out in 1985 most of my friends didn't get the reference to the 'whistling scene' but I sure did. :D

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