Adding a little more levity to this topic, which is for sure a horrible period in history, and as well for those men, this reminded me of one of Basil Fawtly's rants in the British comedy series Fawlty Towers, the episode The Kipper and the Corpse, one where a guest dies in the night, dies of some unknown cause and Fawlty who gives him his breakfast in bed, is a bit miffed that the guest doesn't acknowledged him doing so no less saying good morning and or thank you, and as a doctor who a guest at the moment is summoned, he's astonished Fawlty did not notice he's dead .
Dr Price: You mean to tell me you didn't realize this man was dead?
Basil: Well people don't talk that much in the morning. Look, I'm just delivering a tray, right. If the guest isn't singing "Oh What a Beautiful Morning," I don't immediately think "Oh, there's another snuffed it in the night. Another name in the Fawlty Towers Book of Remembrance." I mean, this is a hotel, not the Burma railway!
Edited by patches, 25 November 2018 - 08:33 PM.