Meiktila 1945

Meiktila 1945

Osprey's examination of the Meiktila campaign of WOrld War II (1939-1945).

Author: Edward Young

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN: 1841766984

Category: History

Page: 96

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Osprey's examination of the Meiktila campaign of WOrld War II (1939-1945). In the spring of 1944, Japanese 15th Army was shattered at Imphal and Kohima, allowing General William Slim, commander of 14th Army, to liberate Burma overland from India – a task considered impossible by the British chiefs of staff. Overcoming immense logistical problems, Slim coordinated a precisely timed attack along a 200-mile front, the longest opposed river crossing of the entire war, and an armored dash behind enemy lines that seized Meiktila, cutting Japanese supply lines. Mandalay fell and at the end of March 1945, with the battle lost, the Japanese withdrew south. Slim gave them no chance; Allied troops raced south and captured Rangoon. The Japanese army in Burma was finished.
Categories: History

End Game Burma

End Game Burma

"Argues that General Bill Slim's masterly but risky plan to outflank the main Japanese army at Mandalay deserves far more prominence and recognition.

Author: Michael Pearson

Publisher: Pen & Sword

ISBN: IND:30000127026940

Category: History

Page: 150

View: 994

"Argues that General Bill Slim's masterly but risky plan to outflank the main Japanese army at Mandalay deserves far more prominence and recognition. With the Japanese withdrawing, Slim's 14 Army, compromising the IV and XXXIII Corps, risked a perilous and punishing crossing of the mighty Irrawaddy at Mandalay opposed by the main Japanese army. To avoid this, Slim boldly decided to split his Army and send IV Corps on an arduous 300 mile march to seize the vital rail and road hub and the main Japanese administrative base of Meiktila, 85 miles south ... In this detailed analysis of this masterly manoeuvre, the author describes the plan, the risks, the actions, the seemingly insuperable logistic problems, and the efforts to retain US air support"--Jacket.
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Combat Lore Indian Air Force 19301945

Combat Lore  Indian Air Force 19301945

Indian Air Force 1930-1945. Meiktila Gained, Lost and Regained Meiktila fell to
17th Division on March 4. The Jap reaction to this loss of a vital centre through
their main line of communication ran from their base at Rangoon to the fighting
area ...

Author:

Publisher: KW Publishers Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9789385714344

Category:

Page:

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The Indian Air Force is today 82 years old, a battlescarred, highly professional force. How it reached this level is an epic saga of struggle against bias and racial prejudice for the officers and men from early thirties to the beginning of World War II. The charge was that Indians lacked leadership qualities and could not fly military aircraft and technically maintain them. In just three years, IAF technicians and pilots imbibed the discipline of the Air Force and performed magnificently in the North West Frontier Province. By 1939, when the war broke out, there was just one squadron. In 194142, the Japanese onslaught on Burma provided the IAF with an opportunity to show its competence and leadership in battle. As the Allied armies were retreating, along with the RAF, the IAF provided air cover. By 194445, there were nine squadrons and till the end of the war there were constantly in action. History records events taking an impersonal view. What our younger generations need to know is people. Without people there are no units and no organization. This narrative is an effort to bring to the reader the fierce joy at fighting for the country, the professional pride of doing one’s duty and finally the personal touch: “I did it.” Through the mouths of youngsters (who are no longer youngsters and some who have passed away) the reader can imagine himself to be there whether in the NorthWest tribal region, or flying over the thick jungles of Burma. It is the 1person account that provides the flesh and blood to history by describing hopes, fears, and pride in facing death and the enemy at close quarters on the frontier or in Burma. The narrative has interviews with those who took part in operations. This is a story of the Indian Air Force coming of age after being bloodied in war.
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End Game Burma 1945

End Game Burma  1945

A Priest self-propelled gun in action near Meiktila. Lieutenant General Masaki
Honda, Commander 33rd Army (right), with Lieutenant General Hayashi (left) and
Major General Koba. Field Marshal Count Juichi Terauchi, Japanese Supreme ...

Author: Michael Pearson

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781844685882

Category: History

Page: 224

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When the Burma campaign is discussed, the turning point battles of Imphal and Kohima are most often thought of. However General Bill Slims bold but risky plan to outflank the Japanese on the Irrawaddy at Mandalay deserves far more credit.With the Japanese withdrawing, Slims 14 Army (with two Corps XXXIII and IV) risked a punishing crossing of the mighty Irrawaddy at Mandalay opposed by the main Japanese army. To avoid this is was decided to split 14 Army and send IV Corps on an arduous 300 mile march to seize the town of Meiktila, 85 miles south, a vital rail and road hub and the main Japanese administrative base.Complete secrecy was essential as if the Japanese realized they faced only one Corps rather than two, they might have counter attacked successfully. In this detailed analysis of this crucial maneuver the author describes the plan, the risks, the actions, the seemingly insuperable logistic problems, and the efforts to retain US air support (for which Mountbatten was largely responsible).
Categories: History

Armoured Warfare in the Far East 1937 1945

Armoured Warfare in the Far East  1937   1945

The Japanese were finally defeated during the concurrent battles of Meiktila and
Mandalay in early 1945. Meiktila proved to be a tough but ultimately highly
successful battle for Slim, in which mechanised forces proved their worth. Victory
was ...

Author: Anthony Tucker-Jones

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473851689

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 160

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Anthony Tucker-Jones's photographic history is a fascinating visual introduction to the armoured battles of the Second World War in the Far East and Asia-Pacific regions, from 1937 to 1945. In contrast to the experience of the armies that fought in Europe and North Africa, in the Far East tanks remained an infantry support weapon, and their role is often neglected in histories of the conflict. Japanese armour confronted tanks deployed by the Chinese, Russians, British and Americans. Early in the war, against Chinese forces which lacked armour, the Japanese had some success, but their light and medium tanks were no match for their Allied counterparts. Later Japanese designs were better armed, but they were built in such small numbers that they could do little to stem the Allied advance. The role of armoured vehicles in each theatre of the war in the Far East is shown in a selection of over 150 rare wartime photographs that record armour in action in China, Manchuria, Mongolia, Malaya, Burma and during the battles fought for the Pacific islands.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

The Battle for Burma 1943 1945

The Battle for Burma 1943 1945

102–117) THE BATTLE FOR MANDALAY The importance of Meiktila: The
capture of Meiktila and its effect on the Japanese plans: The capture of Mandalay
: Japanese counter-offensive to retake Meiktila. ————————————— 102
.

Author: John Grehan

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781783461998

Category: History

Page: 208

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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.
Categories: History

The Indian Army in the Two World Wars

The Indian Army in the Two World Wars

Meiktila: 1945 The 17th Indian Division122 was stationed in Imphal at the end of
January 1945. The various units of the division carried out training as lorry and
air-transport battalions.123 On 5 February, the 17th was ordered south towards ...

Author: Kaushik Roy

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004185500

Category: History

Page: 553

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This collection of seventeen essays based on archival data breaks new ground as regards the contribution of the Indian Army in British war effort during the two World Wars around various parts of the globe.
Categories: History

World Wars 1914 1945

World Wars 1914   1945

After heavy fighting over the next two and a half months, the town fell into Allied
hands on 3 August 1944. , MAY–AUGUST □ MEIKTILA , FEBRUARY–MARCH
1945 The battle of Meiktila began on 28 February 1945, when the Indian 17th ...

Author: Multiple Authors

Publisher: Amber Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781782741275

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 180

The two world wars were amongst the most convulsive events in human history. Millions of people died, many millions more had their lives transformed, and the nature of warfare itself was changed forever. The Era of World Wars 1914-45 – volume six in the Encyclopedia of Warfare Series – charts the cataclysmic world wars of the twentieth century. This is a chronological guide to conflict on every continent, including the far-reaching effects on Africa, China and the Middle East, as well as the more familiar battlegrounds such as Verdun and the Somme in 1916, Stalingrad in 1942, and Normandy in 1944. This volume tells the story of the millions involved in the world wars and surrounding conflicts. Featuring full colour maps illustrating the formations and strategies used, plus narrative descriptions of the circumstances behind each battle, this is a comprehensive guide to the two world wars and the other conflicts of the era. The Encyclopedia of Warfare Series is an authoritative compendium of five millennia of conflict, from the ancient world to the Arab Spring. Written in a style accessible to both the student and the general enthusiast, it reflects the latest thinking among military historians and will prove to be an indispensible reference guide.
Categories: History

Hours of Glory

Hours of Glory

... 252 Major FJ Winter ( Senio 1945 ) , 277 Major G.E. Parker ( Pear Hill 1945 ) ,
296 Major Hickey ( Tiddim 1944 ) , 503 Major J.H. Grawford ( Senio 1945 ) , 277
Major L.A. Jones ( Nunshigum 1944 ) , 367 Major Litchfield ( Meiktila 1945 ) , 128
 ...

Author: Chand N. Das

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015041747695

Category: Battles

Page: 600

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Categories: Battles

Fighting with the Fourteenth Army in Burma

Fighting with the Fourteenth Army in Burma

road through Imphal, Kalewa, Monywa, Myitche and Meiktila. It was the capture of
Meiktila in March 1945 which made possible the rapid advance on Rangoon from
the north and in this battle men of 5th Indian Division played a prominent part.

Author: James Luto

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473831476

Category: History

Page: 304

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The Fourteenth Army was one of the most successful British and Commonwealth forces of the Second World War. It was not only the largest of the Commonwealth armies but was also the largest single army in the world with around half a million men under its command. Operating in the most inhospitable terrain, it drove the previously undefeated Japanese Army from the Indian border and out of Burma in an unrelenting offensive.The Fourteenth Army, often referred to as the Forgotten Army, was made up from units that came from all corners of the Commonwealth and was composed of thirteen divisions from East and West Africa as well as Britain and India. After the defeat of the Japanese these divisions compiled a summary of its actions and it is these unique documents that form the basis of this new book.Presented here together then for the first time is the story of war against the Japanese as told by each of the divisions that fought in that bitter conflict the original and authentic accounts untouched by the pens of historians.These accounts can never be supplanted and will be an invaluable source of information for generations to come. It will also help the many millions of relatives of those men that fought with the Fourteenth Army understand the complex campaign of 1943-1945.The Fighting Divisions of the Fourteenth Army is completed with citations for those actions which saw the award of the Victoria Cross and detailed Orders of Battle throughout the Fourteenth Army's existence to make this the most detailed study of its kind.
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Marshal Arjan Singh DFC Life and Times

Marshal Arjan Singh  DFC Life and Times

of Meiktila , No . 1 Squadron moved from Imphal to an airstrip at Kan , north of
Gangaw and the Tigers entered a new phase of intensive activity . The Irrawaddy
was crossed on February 14 , 1945 and the Squadron covered the deception ...

Author: Ranbir Singh

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN: 8188322040

Category: Marshals

Page: 230

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On the life and achievements of Arjan Singh, b. 1919, formerly chief of the air staff of the Indian Air Force.
Categories: Marshals

The Re conquest of Burma 1943 1945

The Re conquest of Burma  1943 1945

The time to unleash 4 Corps from the Nyaungu bridgehead for the break -
through to Meiktila had arrived . The operational plan was divided in to 6 phases :
( a ) exploitation east from the Nyaungu bridgehead by the two mechanised
brigades ...

Author: Geoffrey Frank Matthews

Publisher: Beachcomber Books

ISBN: UOM:39015009048482

Category: Burma

Page: 104

View: 101

Categories: Burma

A Guide to Manuscripts and Documents in the British Isles Relating to South and South East Asia

A Guide to Manuscripts and Documents in the British Isles Relating to South and South East Asia

Author: James Douglas Pearson

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: 072012011X

Category: Archives

Page: 337

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This volume completes a two-volume guide to manuscipts relating to South and South-East Asia held in public and private collections in Britain and Ireland. Volume 1, covering repositories in London, was published in 1989.
Categories: Archives

A Guide to Battles

A Guide to Battles

The Battles of Mandalay and Meiktila ( 1945 ) . General Slim had two corps
available for his attack , Lieutenant General Sir Frank Messervy's IV and
Lieutenant General Sir Montague Stopford's XXXIII . Divisions were shifted
between them as ...

Author: Richard Holmes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: IND:30000135267114

Category: History

Page: 429

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War.
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The Frontier Force Regiment

The Frontier Force Regiment

The story of the 4th Sikhs in the capture of Meiktila — the " nodal point of all
Japanese communications to their Army and their chief airfield centre " * now
follows . Meiktila , February 1945 The Battalion left Ranchi on 11th January and
spent ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015022446150

Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: 592

View: 196

Categories: World War, 1914-1918

Battle Honours of the British and Commonwealth Armies

Battle Honours of the British and Commonwealth Armies

... 20 Mar 1945 Myinmu Myinmu Bridgehead Fort Dufferin 11 – 12 Mar 1945
Maymyo 10 – 16 Feb 1945 8 - 21 Mar 1945 Seikpyu Kyaukse 1945 12 Feb - 30
Mar 1945 Meiktila 12 – 21 Feb 1945 Nyaungu Bridgehead Capture of Meiktila 28
Feb ...

Author: Anthony Baker

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015028800871

Category: Armies

Page: 398

View: 287

"This is a remarkable work of reference. It brings together into one comprehensive volume the story of of the achievements of the British and Commonwealth armies over 300 years of service. It tells of and lists the battles fought, whether they were honoured or -- equally importante -- whether they were not and are now largely forgotten, and which regiments were involved ..." -- Inside front cover.
Categories: Armies

Indian Army a Reference Manual

Indian Army  a Reference Manual

... Courcelleti 1916 , Cambrai 1917 , France and Flanders 1914 - 18 , Megiddo
1918 , Sharon 1918 , Damascus 1918 , Palestine 1918 , Meiktila 1945 , Capture
of Meiktila 1945 , Defence of Meiktila 1945 , Rangoon Road 1945 , Pyabwe 1945
.

Author: Gautam Sharma

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015052435099

Category: India

Page: 222

View: 295

Categories: India

The Two World Wars

The Two World Wars

Author: Sydney L. Mayer

Publisher: R. R. Bowker

ISBN: UOM:39015034611114

Category: Manuscripts

Page: 317

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Bibliografi over samlinger af dokumenter vedrørende 1.- og 2. Verdenskrig.
Categories: Manuscripts

The War in the Far East 1941 1945

The War in the Far East  1941 1945

... that the threat to Meiktila came only from lightly armed troops of the Chindit
variety , who could be overcome by the existing garrison . The result was that the
4th Corps captured Meiktila with ease in the first week of March . Kimura , facing
the ...

Author: Basil Collier

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105033843934

Category: Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945 - Extrême-Orient

Page: 530

View: 128

The author briefly discusses prewar traditions and the opening of Japan to the West as influential factors on political developments before he chronicles the Japanese offensive and Allied response.
Categories: Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945 - Extrême-Orient

Canadian Flying Operations in South East Asia 1941 1945

Canadian Flying Operations in South East Asia  1941 1945

The squadron began landing at Meiktila on 6 March , only three days after the
airfield had been captured by a brigade of IV Corps and the day after it became
operational . Meiktila soon came under heavy Japanese attack and the transports
 ...

Author: T. W. Melnyk

Publisher: Department of National Defence

ISBN: UOM:39015031926242

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 180

View: 856

Categories: World War, 1939-1945