British Army 1939-45 (3) the Far East

British Army 1939-45 (3) the Far East

by Martin Brayley, Mike Chappell
     
 

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The lightning Japanese offensives in the Far East in 1941/42 inflicted a series of costly defeats on the ill-prepared and badly supported British Commonwealth forces in Malaya and Burma. The 'forgotten' 14th Army on the India-Burma border slowly built up its strength and its tactical expertise; and Wingate's 'Chindits' proved that units supplied from the air could

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The lightning Japanese offensives in the Far East in 1941/42 inflicted a series of costly defeats on the ill-prepared and badly supported British Commonwealth forces in Malaya and Burma. The 'forgotten' 14th Army on the India-Burma border slowly built up its strength and its tactical expertise; and Wingate's 'Chindits' proved that units supplied from the air could operate deep behind enemy lines. In 1944 General Slim's troops decisively smashed Japan's last offensive at Imphal and Kohima; and over the next year they drove the enemy relentlessly back through Burma, reducing them to starving fugitives by the final victory in August 1945. This concise summary of Britain's Far East campaigns of World War II is illustrated with many rare photographs, and eight detailed colour plates.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841762388
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
10/01/2002
Series:
Men-at-Arms Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
739,041
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.15(d)

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