Preface by Ron Taylor.
Working under conditions so appalling with no one to ask for help as slave labour on the Thailand to Burma Railway, some men just gave up and died as there did not seem any hope of survival. There were a few that decided they would leave something to let the world know the truth. This is a collection of paintings that are a tribute to the brave men who painted them, as putting anything down on paper was punishable by death. Not all the works have survived some were found and the punishment was usually swift for the artist.
Juices from plants found in the jungle, crushed pencil lead, clay and even blood were used as pigments and paint brushes were made from human hair with thin bamboo as the handle, the dairies and paintings were hidden under bunks inside bamboo and even buried in the jungle.
Let the artists now paint the horror they lived.