Forgotten Voices of Burma

Forgotten Voices of Burma

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"From 1942 to 1945 a pivotal but often overlooked conflict was being fought in the South-East Asian Theatre of World War II the Burma Campaign. The campaign was the biggest ground war fought by the Allies against the Japanese, and the fighting was amongst the most brutal and bloody they would have to face. On the Allied side, the campaign was also one of the most multiracial in the history of warfare, with Britons, Indians, Africans, Ghurkhas, Chinese, Americans, Australians and many others fighting side by side. Constrained by terrain and logistics, and the Germany First policy of Roosevelt and Churchill, the Allied troops sent to Burma were poorly prepared and equipped. In the Japanese, they faced a powerful and well-trained enemy force, who appeared to some almost invincible amid the strange and untrammelled jungle surroundings. From the disastrous first Arakan campaign to the heroic exploits of 77th Indian Brigade, better known as the Chindits , to the capture of Mandalay and the final collapse of J"
Publisher: [London] : Ebury, 2010, c2009.
ISBN: 9780091932374
Branch Call Number: 940.542591 Tho
Characteristics: xiii, 398 pages : illustrations, maps.
Additional Contributors: Imperial War Museum (Great Britain)
Alternative Title: Burma


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