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Phoenix From The Ashes

Author : Daniel Marston
ISBN : 0275980030
Genre : History
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Investigates how the Indian Army turned a major defeat by the Japanese in 1943 into a victory in 1945 through tactical and structural reforms.

First Burma Campaign

Author : Colonel E C V Foucar MC
ISBN : 9781526783240
Genre : History
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Shortly after the British and Indian forces had withdrawn from Burma in the face of the Japanese onslaught in 1942, Colonel E.C.V. Foucar MC was instructed to undertake a ‘special duty’, namely seek out documentary material and information from the various officers involved in the First Burma Campaign. The final element of Foucar’s task was to write an account of the fighting, based on these many eyewitness accounts, for the Director of Military Training. This fascinating narrative sets out the challenging geographical, climatic and political conditions the British were faced with in Burma as war became an increasing possibility throughout 1940 and 1941, before turning its attention to the dramatic events when the Japanese launched their ground assault on the country in January 1942. There followed the ‘Disaster’ at Sittang Bridge, the fateful evacuation of Rangoon, and the march to the River Irrawaddy in an attempt to try and secure the north of Burma and its oilfields. But the loss of Rangoon meant the army was cut off from its supply base and the troops faced starving to death. With the Japanese closing in on the beleaguered British force, the decision was taken to abandon Burma and try to reach India. ‘The odds were we might escape either the Japanese, the failure of our supplies, or the monsoon, but our chances of avoiding all three were slender,’ declared General Alexander. His commander, General Wavell, wrote that, ‘operations were now a race with the weather as with the Japanese and as much a fight against nature as against the enemy’. Along nothing more than rough country tracks up rugged hills and across rickety bridges constructed only of brushwood or bamboo the ragged, disease-ridden troops battled to reach India just as the monsoons broke. This, one of the most dramatic tales of the Second World War, was first described in detail by Colonel Foucar just after the events described and is now available for all to read.

The Burma Campaign

Author : Frank McLynn
ISBN : 9780300171624
Genre : History
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Describes the protracted World War II campaign in Burma, discussing how the clash of the multiple personalities and strategies of the American and British generals contributed to early defeats and eventual victory for the allied powers.

Military Economics Culture And Logistics In The Burma Campaign 1942 1945

Author : Graham Dunlop
ISBN : 9781317316237
Genre : History
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Following the fall of Burma to the Japanese in May 1942, reopening and expanding the link from India to China through Burma became the allied force's principal war aim in South-East Asia. This book argues that the campaign's development was driven more by what was logistictically possible than by pure strategic intent.

The Much Troubled Alliance

Author : Emeritus Hsi-sheng Ch'i
ISBN : 9789814641852
Genre : History
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The topics of World War II and US-China relationship have been of much interest to academics and general public alike. This book challenges the conventional wisdom that has been produced on the topics over the past 50 years and offers the readers a new and balanced treatment of the topics. The scope of this book covers all the major political-military events from the Pearl Harbor attack in December 1941 to the victory over Japan in August 1945. The scholarship in this subject area has long suffered from one serious flaw, i.e., unbalanced treatment. Although the leading works in the English language have aspired to conform to high professional standards, their intrinsic limitation is that they have only consulted English language materials, but have virtually failed to consult Chinese language materials. This phenomenon is unsatisfactory since wartime US-China alliance was a highly complicated "bilateral" relationship which can only be adequately narrated and analyzed by taking into account both countries' data and perspectives. This book addresses this glaring deficiency by employing a large amount of original Chinese source materials, but also by discovering a considerable amount of new English language materials as well as subjecting other often-used English materials to a close scrutiny. This book enables the readers to take a completely fresh look at that important period of US-China relations. Contents:The Outbreak of the Pacific War and China's Immediate ReactionsAn American General Went to ChinaThe First Burma Campaign — March–April, 1942The Burma Campaign — May–June, 1942: Disastrous Defeat and Its RamificationsMultiple Crises in Sino-American Relations — June–July, 1942Currie's Peace-Making Mission — July–August, 1942Planning the Next Burma Campaign: June 1942–June 1943False Optimism and Real Strains: July 1943–June 1944The Second Burma Campaign and Its RamificationsAmerica's Bid for Full Command PowerThe Final Showdown Between Chiang and StilwellWedemeyer's New Path — Not Too Little, But Definitely Too LateConclusion Readership: Academics, professionals, policy makers, graduate, undergraduate students and general public interested in US–China Military Cooperation during the Pacific War. Key Features:Offers a narrative of the major events in US-China alliance that is radically different from the conventional treatmentWell-illustrated with new examples including the background of Stilwell's appointment, the First Burma Campaign, Chiang Kai-shek's private views toward the UK and the US, and the crisis management of Stilwell's recallOffers a new perspective of evaluating the over-all US-China relations and also offers food for thought for contemporary American and Chinese leadersKeywords:Pacific War;US-China Alliance;Chiang Kai-shek;T V Soong;Roosevelt;Stilwell;Marshall;Wedemeyer;Chennault;Hurley;Currie

Air Battle For Burma

Author : Bryn Evans
ISBN : 9781473858923
Genre : History
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After a long series of crushing defeats by the apparently unstoppable Japanese air and ground forces, the eventual fight back and victory in Burma was achieved as a result of the exercise of unprecedented combined services cooperation and operations. Crucial to this was the AlliesÕ supremacy in the air coupled with their ground/air support strategy. Using veteransÕ firsthand accounts, Air Battle For Burma reveals the decisive nature of Allied air power in inflicting the first major defeat on the Japanese Army in the Second World War. Newly equipped Spitfire fighter squadrons made the crucial difference at the turning point battles of the Admin Box, Imphal and Kohima in 1944. Air superiority allowed Allied air forces to deploy and supply Allied ground troops on the front line and raids deep into enemy territory with relative impunity; revolutionary tactics never before attempted on such a scale. By covering both the strategic and tactical angles, through these previously unpublished personal accounts, this fine book is a fitting and overdue tribute to Allied air forcesÕ contribution to victory in Burma.

China Burma India Theater Time Runs Out In Cbi

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Søgeord: Y-Force; Kinesiske Hær; Kina; Wheeler, R.A.; Yu Fei-peng; Wavell; Japan, Japanske Styrker; US War Department; General Marshall; Stimson, H.L.; Trident; Krigshjælp; SEAC; Soong, T.V.; Somervell, B.B.; SOS, Services of Supply; Rangoon; Mountbatten; Magruder, J.; Lo Cho-ying; Ledo Road; MacArthur; McCloy, J.J.; Ho Ying-chin; Guerrillakrig; Burma Campaign; Currie, L.; CEF; Churchill; Chennault, C.L.; Wingate; Bissel, C.L.; Arnold, H.H.; Alexander, H.

The War Against Japan India S Most Dangerous Hour

Author : Stanley Woodburn Kirby
ISBN : IND:30000068442437
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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Burma 1942

Author : Alan Warren
ISBN : 9781441106735
Genre : History
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In December 1941 Japan set out to seize South-East Asia and the western Pacific to complete the building of a self-sufficient empire. The rapid loss of all of Britain's possessions in the Far East was the culmination of a failed attempt to deal with the rise of Japanese imperialism. Britain's bluff was called and millions of Britain's 'protected' subjects in Asia fell into the hands of a brutal occupying power. The British fought the Second World War in Burma and India against the backdrop of nationalist unrest and revolt. The appalling Bengal famine of 1943, brought about by the loss of Burma's rice crop and the dislocation of government, would cause the deaths of many. Alan Warren provides a new study of the series of battles that made up the Burma campaign, including first-hand accounts of the conflict and a fresh examination of the armies and commanders of the major combatants. Burma 1942 powerfully demonstrates how victory or defeat in particular battles altered the trajectory of the conflict, affecting the lives of millions.


Author : Ian Lyall Grant
ISBN : 9781844150267
Genre : History
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The turning point of the war in Burma was the Imphal/Kohima campaign of 1944. For four months there was intense and savage fighting. The Japanese plan was to encircle and destroy the British and Indian positions before bursting into the plain and seizing Imphal. They failed in their first aim but the Japanese 15th Army prepared a final all-out thrust for Imphal. However, the British 4th Corps struck first and, after three weeks, the Japanese were virtually annihilated. This graphic account expertly analyses the campaign.

Drop Zone Burma

Author : Roger Annett
ISBN : 9781844685745
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Air-dropped supplies were a vital part of the Allied campaign in Burma during World War II. The transportation of munitions, food and medical supplies was undertaken in the most difficult situations, both on the land where the air bases were often situated in remote tropical jungle terrain and in the air when hazardous flying conditions were met in the steamy airs above the carpet of forest treetops.This book is based upon the memories of nine veterans of the campaign: John Hart, an air-dispatcher with 194 Squadron; Peter Bray, a Dakota pilot with 31 Squadron; Arthur Watts, a fitter with both 31 and 194 Squadrons; Colin Lynch an Observer on 31 Squadron; Norman Currell, a Dakota pilot with 31 Squadron; George Hufflett, 1st Queens Infantry; Ken Brown, Royal Signals; Eric Knowles, the Buffs and Dame Vera Lynn who was with ENSA during the campaign. It describes how they arrived in Burma and their previous wartime experiences and then explains there parts in the famous actions such as The Defence of Arakan, The Sieges of Imphal and Kohima, the Allied Counterattack, the Advance to Mandalay and the Race to Rangoon.The author explains the background to this theater of war and then puts the veterans memories into context as the campaign progresses.

War In The Tenasserim

Author : Alastair Shephard
ISBN : 0473514869
Genre : Burma
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"The entry of Japan into the Second World War with its attack on Pearl Harbour found the British defense of Burma very much unprepared. No invasion threat from the east had been envisaged. The British deemed the jungle and precipitous mountain ranges surrounding three sides of Burma to be impassable by any invader. At that time Britain was more concerned with the war against Hitler in Europe. The Japanese invaded southern Burma - "the Tenasserim" - in order to protect the flank of their invasion of Malaya. And they subsequently occupied the rest of the country because they viewed it as the western bastion of the "Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere", their name for their conquered territories... The book begins by tracing the initial Japanese thrust by two relatively small forces to tak the key airfields of southern Burma. The book then follows the advance of the main invasion force under Lt-General Shojiro Iida which crossed the border of Myawaddy. The arrival of the newly-formed 17th Indian Division under Major-General "Jackie" Smyth did little to arrest the momentum of the Japanese advance, culminating at the Sittang bridge. The author has recently visited many of the battle sites of southern Burma, places where numerous British, Indian, Burmese and Japanese soldiers lost their lives and which today sadly have been largely forgotten. His colour photographs along with rarely seen black and white images of wartime Burma - both British and Japanese - vividly augment the story of the first phase of the Burma Campaign."--Book cover.

Hurricanes Over Burma

Author : Matthew C. Cotton
ISBN : 189869740X
Genre : Fighter pilots
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This is two books in one. The first, written by Monty Bush Cotton, gives details of his early years before reaching the UK and flying Hurricanes with 43 Fighter Squadron in 1941. There is then a more comprehensive account of the years Cotton spent in the Burma-India theatre, again on Hurricanes with, and eventually commanding, 17 Squadron.

G I Nightingales

Author : Barbara Brooks Tomblin
ISBN : 0813190797
Genre : History
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Recounts the history of the Army Nurse Corps, whose members served with but not in the armed forces, and describes the experiences of nurses in every theater of World War II, including the special situation faced by African American nurses.

The Burma Air Campaign

Author : Michael Pearson
ISBN : 9781473812888
Genre : History
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The scene is set with an overview of the respective states of the RAF and Japanese Airforce, and an explanation of how the American Volunteer Group (The Flying Tigers) came to be in China. There is a concise description of air ops covering the Japanese invasion of Indo China, Malaya and Singapore, together with a close study of the sinking of the Prince of Wales and Repulse, which altered the air/sea power equation. The main emphasis is on the use of air power both offensive, defensive and air transport during the protracted Burma Campaign. This embraces operations in the Arakan and the various Chindit long range penetration expeditions. These relied almost totally on air supply and evacuation. In the later stages of the War, the US and RAF combined forces and predictably this was not without controversy. Few realize that US B29s operating from India attacked Japan itself. Finally the role of ground attack aircraft against the retreating Japanese played a significant part in the Allied advance in Burma.

Administration In The Burma Campaign 1941 1945

Author : B. N. Majumdar
ISBN : UCAL:$B174538
Genre : Burma
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The China Burma India Campaign 1931 1945

Author : Eugene L. Rasor
ISBN : 0313288720
Genre : History
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Provides an evaluative survey of the literature on the most complex and perhaps most controversial campaign of World War II.

Forgotten Armies

Author : Christopher Bayly
ISBN : 9780141927190
Genre : History
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The vast crescent of British-ruled territories from India down to Singapore appeared in the early stages of the Second World War a massive asset in the war with Germany, providing huge quantities of soldiers and raw materials and key part of an impregnable global network denied to the Nazis. Within a few weeks in 1941-2 a Japanese invasion had destroyed all this, almost effortlessly taking the 'impregnable fortress' of Singapore with its 80,000 strong garrison, and sweeping through South and Southeast Asia to the frontier of India itself. This revolutionary, absolutely gripping book brings to life the entire experience of South and Southeast Asia in this extraordinary period, telling the story from an Indian, Burmese, Chinese or Malay perspective as much as from that of the British or Japanese. Effectively it is the story of the birth of modern South and Southeast Asia and the hopes and fears of the dozens of 'forgotten armies' marching through the jungle battlefields, so many dying for causes swept away by the reality that emerged in 1945. Even as the British successfully fought back in the bloodiest battles in South and Southeast Asia's history, there was no going back to colonial rule.

The Burma Campaign In Question Answer Form

Author : Vanith Kumar
ISBN : UOM:39015065402300
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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The Campaign In Burma

Author : Great Britain. Central Office of Information
ISBN : WISC:89090348681
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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