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The Real Story of the “Bridge on the River Kwai”

This story has no connection to the Queen’s Own Rifles but it is a story we’re all familiar with – or are we?

Writer, researcher and historian Julie Summers examines the true story behind the Oscar-winning film ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’. It is, in essence, a story of bloody-minded determination not to give up in the face of an implacable enemy.

Part of the Lunchtime Lectures series – a programme of free talks that takes place at the National Army Museum in London every Thursday at 12.30pm.