Cmp: Burma Victory: Imphal and Kohima March 1944 to May 1945 / Edition 1

Cmp: Burma Victory: Imphal and Kohima March 1944 to May 1945 / Edition 1

by David Rooney
     
 

ISBN-10: 0304354570

ISBN-13: 9780304354573

Pub. Date: 04/28/2007

Publisher: Cassell P L C

It was in Burma, in the landmark battles of Imphal and Kohima, that the Japanese forces suffered their greatest defeats in history. What really happened in these complex confrontations, fought over confusing terrain? This engrossing narrative sets the record straight, offering a new analysis of the role of airpower in the struggle, and highlighting the thinking of

Overview

It was in Burma, in the landmark battles of Imphal and Kohima, that the Japanese forces suffered their greatest defeats in history. What really happened in these complex confrontations, fought over confusing terrain? This engrossing narrative sets the record straight, offering a new analysis of the role of airpower in the struggle, and highlighting the thinking of top British, American, Japanese, and Chinese commanders. It ensures that a story of bravery and suffering remains alive forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780304354573
Publisher:
Cassell P L C
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Series:
Cassell Military Paperbacks Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7(4)
Background
11(18)
Retreat, 1942
11(7)
Forging the Weapon, 1942--4
18(5)
Strategic Issues
23(6)
The Tiddim Road Battles
29(10)
20th Division's Withdrawal to Shenam
39(10)
The Battle of Sangshak
49(10)
The Role of the Air Forces
59(12)
The Battle of Kohima
71(36)
The Battle of Kohima 2
85(22)
The Chindit Issue
107(34)
Personalities and Plans
107(15)
The Launch of Operation 'Thursday', 5 March 1944
122(11)
The Death of Wingate and the Final Chindit Campaign
133(3)
The Final Chindit Campaign
136(5)
The Battle for Imphal
141(40)
The Scene is Set
141(4)
Shenam
145(10)
The Battle for Imphal
155(12)
The Northern Sector
167(14)
Advance to Rangoon
181(10)
Victory and the Aftermath
191(4)
Chronology, March to June 1944 195(2)
Biographical Notes 197(4)
Glossary of Military Terms 201(2)
Bibliography 203(2)
Index 205

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