End Game Burma 1945: Slim's Masterstroke at Meikila by Michael Pearson

End Game Burma 1945: Slim's Masterstroke at Meikila

byMichael Pearson

Kobo ebook | July 19, 2010

Pricing and Purchase Info

$9.39 online 
$11.36 list price save 17%

Prices and offers may vary in store

Available for download

Not available in stores

about

When the Burma campaign is discussed, the turning point battles of Imphal and Kohima are most often thought of. However General Bill Slim’s bold but risky plan to outflank the Japanese on the Irrawaddy at Mandalay deserves far more credit.

With the Japanese withdrawing, Slim’s 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).
Title:End Game Burma 1945: Slim's Masterstroke at MeikilaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 19, 2010Publisher:Pen and SwordLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1844685888

ISBN - 13:9781844685882

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews