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Photo: Thomas Jackson
Item #: 14735
How sad Thomas, so terribly sad. Such cruelty.
Bless them both and all the others, also not forgetting the
So much for Bushido eh?
For anyone out there who isn't aware of the word "bushido" here's a definition "a uniquely Japanese code of conduct adhered to by samurai since time immemorial, and loosely analogous to Western concepts of chivalry. This code is said to have emphasized virtues such as loyalty, honor, obedience, duty, filial piety, and self-sacrifice."
I had to look up the word "bushido", apparently it means chivalry. The full explanation was given as "a uniquely Japanese code of conduct adhered to by samurai since time immemorial, and loosely analogous to Western concepts of chivalry. This code is said to have emphasized virtues such as loyalty, honour, obedience, duty, filial piety, and self-sacrifice."
Let's pay tribute to all our brave ones who served this country in those terrible conditions. Another local who lived in Lower Ince, Jim Rawson, I believe also worked on the Burma railway, survived the war but later died relatively young.
Thanks for the comments Fert and Beejay, and yes it was a very sad time.My uncle Tom died in the camp about a kilometer from the end of the Burma Railway and is buried out there in the far east.My dad survived, married my mam, and never really chatted much about his experience, thats unless i asked him.I never really knew he had a brother Tom until i started our family tree and was told by my auntie that my dads best friend was really his brother who had died in the camp.
Thanks for putting this on and keeping the memory alive. Most of that eneration never spoke about the war and their part in it but I know it featured alot in my Dad's dreams right up to the end of his life. Bless 'em all.
Thank the Lord for Enola Gay.