(Class B 5 locomotive - French Indochina Railways)
Question: name a place on Earth that was in a state of almost permanent warfare for almost half a century ?
I will give you a hint: Indochina (includes Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia)
If you think these are hard times, with all the economic problems going around?
Well, imagine the hard times people had over there, all the while they were being bombed by the japanese, the french, the americans, the chinese, between themselves and basically by whoever had a spare bomb to drop.
(Class Mikado 141 locomotive - French Indochina Railways)
That's what you can call pretty tough times.