Hellfire Pass gathering marks ANZAC centenary

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Australians and New Zealanders flocked to Hellfire Pass in Thailand for the annual ANZAC Day memorial. It was where a stretch of the infamous Thai-Burma railway passed through. The construction of

Hellfire Pass gathering marks ANZAC centenary

Australians and New Zealanders flocked to Hellfire Pass in Thailand for the annual ANZAC Day memorial.

It was where a stretch of the infamous Thai-Burma railway passed through.

The construction of the line claimed the lives of thousands of prisoners of war from disease and malnutrition.

Ninety-three-year-old Neil Macpherson was one of the survivors.

(SOUNDBITE)(English) NEIL MACPHERSON, 93-YEAR-OLD FORMER PRISONER OF WAR, SAYING:

“War is a terrible thing and the survivors of war conflicts will probably take their experiences to their grave.”

This year’s ceremony is particularly poignant.

It’s the centenary of ANZAC Day.

The event marks the anniversary of the first major military action by Australian and New Zealand forces at Gallipoli during World War One.

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