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The Battle for Burma 1943-1945 (Kindle)

From Kohima and Imphal through to Victory

WWII Military

By John Grehan, Martin Mace
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Series: Despatches from the Front
File Size: 18.7 MB (.mobi)
Pages: 291
ISBN: 9781473866942
eBook Released: 22nd July 2015


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Despatches in this volume include that on operations in Burma and North-East India between November 1943 and June 1944, by General Sir George J. Giffard; the despatch on operations in Assam and Burma between June 1944 June and November 1944, by General Sir George J. Giffard, Commander-in-Chief; the despatch on Naval operations in the Ramree Island area (Burma) in January and February 1945 by Vice-Admiral Sir Arthur J. Power, Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station; and the despatch on operations in Burma between November 1944 and August 1945 by Lieutenant-General Sir Oliver Leese.

This unique collection of original documents will prove to be an invaluable resource for historians, students and all those interested in what was one of the most significant periods in British military history.

This book is one of a series published recently by the same compilers, to which I have become a convert. I have found them increasingly useful for my research, and as a quick point of reference in respect of the campaigns they cover. This one is particularly relevant to me, covering as it does the Army campaigns in Burma from November 1943 until August 1945.

The book comprises four despatches, two from General GIFFARD that cover the period from 16 November 1943 until 12 November 1944; one by Vice Admiral POWER covering the naval operations around Ramree Island in early 1945; and finally the despatch from Lieutenant General LESSE that covers 12 November 1944 until 15 August 1945. Each despatch is reprinted in its original format, and as such, they contain a wealth of information, including some orders of battle and casualty figures.

The book provides a consolidated resource for any student of the land war in Burma from November 1943 onwards, therefore, I recommend it to anyone interested in the Second World War in South-East Asia.

British Military History

About John Grehan

John Grehan has written, edited or contributed to more than 300 books and magazine articles covering a wide span of military history from the Iron Age to the recent conflict in Afghanistan. John has also appeared on local and national radio and television to advise on military history topics. He was employed as the Assistant Editor of Britain at War Magazine from its inception until 2014. John now devotes his time to writing and editing books.

About Martin Mace

Martin Mace has been involved in writing and publishing military history for more than twenty years. He began his career with local history, writing a book on the Second World War anti-invasion defences and stop lines in West Sussex. In 2006 he began working on the idea for Britain at War Magazine, This publication has grown rapidly to become the best-selling military history periodical.

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