The Battle for Burma 1943-1945 (ePub)
From Kohima and Imphal through to Victory
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.British Military History
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.