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    Her story in history

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 07/03/2019

    ยป Many celebrations and remembrances have been dedicated to Boonpong Sirivejjabhandu. During World War II, the Thai merchant risked his life to smuggle medicine, money and contraband foods to prisoners of war pressed into slave labour along the River Kwai by the Japanese. He has been credited with saving thousands of lives, and received the George Cross and the rank of Lieutenant Colonel of the British Army by Queen Elizabeth II thanks to his courage.

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