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Hydra444
10-14-2005, 12:22 PM
Can anyone shed some light as to the fighting that occured in India and Burma.Been looking for info on it,but can't seem to find anything more than a blurb here and there http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif
All I've been able to gather is that the Brits put up one heck of a resistance,not much more than that.
Anyone here have more than a base knowledge of what went on there during the war?

JG52Uther
10-14-2005, 12:28 PM
Apart from the fact that my Great Uncle died fighting there (British Army Captain) and my wife's family used to run a plantation in Burma (she has some great old photo's of her family swanning around in big expensive cars,sadly the money went with the invasion)before the Japanese invasion i don't really know much about that theatre of war.

p1ngu666
10-14-2005, 12:53 PM
ive just bought a book on burma, but in rough summery

the japanease pushed the meagre allied forces back into india. the weather dominated everything there, many aircrew lost to weather...

the famous exploit of the allies where the chindits, who walked or where parachuted deep in the jungle, to wreak havoc, supplied entirely from the air.

the burma railway bulit with mostly slave labour, a amazing feat, but at horrorific cost in the lives. natives got it worst, i heard they where simply worked to death, not fed... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Hydra444
10-14-2005, 01:14 PM
Interesting stuff.My girlfriend mentioned something about the RAF fighting what at first seemed like a hopeless battle in that theater,and thats what peaked my interest in what happened there.
I wasn't aware of the use of slave labor,not surprising though.Seemed to be common in the Pacific

JG52Uther
10-14-2005, 01:16 PM
http://www.chindits.info/


http://homepages.force9.net/rothwell/burmaweb/CentralBurma42.htm

p1ngu666
10-14-2005, 01:18 PM
yep
bufflos, blehiums, other types of dubious effectiveness.

the railway was bulit in many sections, and to link up, the quickest way to bulid it, and it was mostly through rainforest.

search for burma railway on google, im sure you will find alot of stuff

Low_Flyer_MkII
10-14-2005, 01:24 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/ww2/A1122256


http://www.chindits.info/Links/Links.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Slim

Hydra444
10-14-2005, 04:51 PM
thanks for the links fellas http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif much appreciated