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Moulmein during World War II
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January 1942 - 1 February 1942

Moulmein during World War II

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The 55th Division of the Japanese 15th Army under General Shojiro Iida invade Burma, crossing the border from Thailand and seizing Moulmein by the end of January in 1942.Japan's principal aim was to cut the Allied supply line from Rangoon to Chiang Kai-shek's China ("The Burma Road"). Over 500,000 Japanese, Chinese, American, British, Indian, Gurkha and Burmese soldiers would die or be severely wounded in Burma (and at Imphal and Kohima) over the next three and half years. (photo of downtown Moulmein 1 February 1942)

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