The British Army 1939-45 (3): The Far East by Martin BrayleyThe British Army 1939-45 (3): The Far East by Martin Brayley

The British Army 1939-45 (3): The Far East

byMartin BrayleyIllustratorMike Chappell

Paperback | September 18, 2002

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The lightning Japanese offensives in the Far East in 1941/42 inflicted a series of costly defeats on the ill-prepared and badly supported British Commonwealth forces in Malaya and Burma. The 'forgotten' 14th Army on the India-Burma border slowly built up its strength and its tactical expertise; and Wingate's 'Chindits' proved that units supplied from the air could operate deep behind enemy lines. In 1944 General Slim's troops decisively smashed Japan's last offensive at Imphal and Kohima; and over the next year they drove the enemy relentlessly back through Burma, reducing them to starving fugitives by the final victory in August 1945. This concise summary of Britain's Far East campaigns of World War II is illustrated with many rare photographs, and eight detailed colour plates.
MARTIN J.BRAYLEY now works as a professional photographer and freelance author after many years' service with the Royal Navy. He is a long-time collector and researcher of militaria, and his published books - with co-author Richard Ingram - include World War II British Women's Uniforms (1995); The World War II Tommy - British Army Unif...
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Title:The British Army 1939-45 (3): The Far EastFormat:PaperbackPublished:September 18, 2002Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841762385

ISBN - 13:9781841762388

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Organisation of the British Army in the Far East, 1941 · Summary of the Malayan and Burmese campaigns, 1942 · Development of British forces in India · The Chindits · 14th Army in the reconquest of Burma, 1944-45. Pre-war tropical uniforms · Modification of Khaki Drill, 1942-44 · Jungle Green uniforms · development of personal equipment ·The Lethbridge mission, and 1944 pattern clothing and web