• Panida Palakvangasa Na Ayudhaya posts with portraits of her father Major Gen Chakrachai Supangkasen. Nation/Prasert Thepsri
  • Discussion on “The Secret Mission in the Battlefield: Looking back and forward for answers on the Thai army and politics” by Gen Ekachai Seivilas, Gen Charan Kullavanijava, and law scholar Sukhum Nuansakul.
  • Panida Palakvangasa Na Ayudhaya and her VIP guests. Nation/Prasert Thepsri
  • Panida Palakvangasa Na Ayudhaya, centre, River Books manager Paisarn Piammettawat, second left and their VIP guests. Nation/Prasert Thepsri
  • The books are available at at River Books shop in Chakrabongse Palace near Museum Siam and at Asia Books. Nation/Prasert Thepsri

Portrait of the brave men in the Free Thai movement launched

lifestyle March 11, 2019 19:19

By The Nation

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River Books recently introduced its latest publication, “The Secret Mission in the Battlefield: The New Discovery of Historical Thai Army and Political Documents”, in a special event at Chakrabongse Palace.



Panida Palakvangasa Na Ayudhaya spent five years compiling this book from the notes of her father, Major Gen Chakrachai Supangkasen, a key member of the Free Thai Movement.

The book reveals unveils the underground resistance mission against Imperial Japan during World War II. Known as “Seri Thai”, the Free Thai Movement was an important source of military intelligence for the Allies in the region. The coffee-table book features Major Gen Jakchai’s notes about the Free Thai Movement’s “mission impossible” and is illustrated with rare black-and-white photographs of the men as they undertook their duties as well as an archived newspaper recording the mission.

The book is priced at Bt1,295 and available at River Books shop in Chakrabongse Palace near Museum Siam and at Asia Books.