BURMA: THE TURNING POINT. THE SEVEN BATTLES ON THE TIDDIM ROAD WHICH TURNED THE TIDE OF THE BURMA WAR.

Grant, Ian Lyall.


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The Zampi Press, Chichester, 1st ed., 1993. 255 pp., 48 photo-plates + 15 maps, some of which are cold., plates. D.j., 24 x 16cm. Insc., o/w FINE. The turning point of the war in Burma in the Second World War was the Imphal/Kohima campaign of 1944. In March of that year the Japanese 15th Army advanced into India with the aim of capturing the vital British depots and airfields around Imphal. For four months there was intense and savage fighting in many places but the heaviest of all was along the road leading from Tiddim in Burma to Imphal. Here the Japanese were confronted by the same British/Indian division that they had defeated so decisively in 1942. This book contains much original material from both British and Japanese sources and sheds an entirely new light on this historic confrontation. It gives for the first time a full and objective account of the seven battles based on the Tiddim road which lay at the core of the British success and explains why the balance of power had changed so dramatically.


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