Lost Footsteps
Lost Footsteps

General Kimura Heitaro

The Battle of the Sittang Bend

The Battle of the Sittang Bend took place from 2 July to 7 August 1945. Soon after the Allied recapture of Rangoon in May 1945, the Japanese 15th, 28th and 33rd armies under General Kimura Heitaro attempted to break out from the Pegu Yomas and move towards Siam.  Nearly 10,000 were killed and another 5,000 wounded. This breakout attempt was the last major land battle involving the Western powers during WW2.

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