Lost Footsteps
Lost Footsteps

William Slim

Battles of Imphal and Kohima

The epic battles of Imphal and Kohima started on 4 April 1944 and ended with the Allies' victory on 22 June 1944. They are considered by many to be the Asian equivalent of Stalingrad - the pivotal battles that turned the tide of World War Two. Allied forces defeated the Japanese Imperial Army at the epic battles of Imphal and Kohima along the India-Burma border. The battles of Imphal and Kohima are amongst the most important ever in global history....

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Relationship Between Lt. General Slim and General Aung San

General Aung San crossed the Irrawaddy at Allanmyo on 15 May 1945 and then flew to Meiktila on 16 May to meet for the first time with Lt General William Slim, commander of the (British) 14th Army. The 14th Army with nearly one million men was the largest Commonwealth army anywhere during World War Two - a giant force of Indians, Africans, British, Gurkhas, Burmese and others. By 16 May the 14th Army had already retaken Rangoon and General Slim...

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Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day marks the anniversary of the fateful decision by the Burma National Army in March 1945 to revolt against the Japanese and side with the Allies. After a 27 March parade in Rangoon, the BNA marched out of the city and began attacking Japanese positions in the delta and in the Pyinmana-Toungoo area (exactly where Napyitaw is now). The war in Burma was then nearly over. Nearly a million British, African, Indian, Gurkha, Chinese, and American troops had...

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