The Imperial War Museum Book of the War in Burma 1942-1945

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Publication date: 05.09.2003
ISBN: 9780330480659
Number of pages: 480

Synopsis

The campaign in Burma was the longest and biggest ground war fought by the British and Americans against the Japanese. It was won in some of the bitterest fighting experienced by the Allies in the Second World War, and included one of the longest retreats (1000 miles) and one of the greatest Allied Victories, Kohima-Imphal. The Allied forces serving in Burma were among the most multi-racial in the history of warfare. Using the Imperial War Museum's exceptional archives, Major General Julian Thompson provides a gripping and unforgettable picture of what it was really like to fight in this extraordinary conflict.

"An engrossing and authoritative account of that still neglected campaign. Slim was one of our greatest generals, a soldier's soldier, and Kohima and Imphal were great, unsung victories. Thompson is the perfect judge and author" Spectator.