nail, railway, Japanese

Catalogue number
  • EPH 581
Department
Exhibits
Production date
1943
Materials
  • whole: brass
Alternative names
  • full name: nail, railway, Japanese
  • simple name: POW
Category
souvenirs and ephemera

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Second World War period commemorative nail used in the linking of the two ends of the Burma-Siam railway near the Three Pagodas Pass at a Japanese ceremony to mark its completion, October 1943.

Physical description

nail engraved with Japanese characters.

History note

Commemorates junction of Burmese and Siamese halves of Burma-Siam Railway, 1943.

Engraved

Japanese characters

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