Battle of the Box

Battle of the Box

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A skilfull portrayal of this battle between the Japanese and the ‘Forgotten Army’ of Britons, Gurkhas and Indians.

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In January 1942 the Japanese army advanced into the jungles of Burma. They seemed invincible, forcing their British opponents back into the ‘longest retreat’ that would take them back to the borders of India. It would not be until 1945 that Rangoon was recovered and it took three campaigns and over 16,500 casualties to effect this triumph. Opposing the Japanese was the ‘Forgotten Army’, the 14th and bearing the brunt of the attack was XV Indian Corps, a polyethnic mixture of Britons, Gurkhas and Indians. In 20 days bloody fighting in the Arakan, the XV Corps inflicted on the Japanese their first major defeat. The victory became known as the Battle of the Box. The author skilfully portrays the story of this battle and the campaigns that led up to and succeeded it.

Hardcover, 144 pgs, photographs, maps, appendices. Near new.

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Short Description A skilfull portrayal of this battle between the Japanese and the ‘Forgotten Army’ of Britons, Gurkhas and Indians.
Weight (g) 460.0000
Author P. Turnbull
Publisher Ian Allan
Date Published 1979
ISBN 0 7110 0942 1
Size 221mm x 150mm

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