Meiktila 1945

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

Meiktila 1945

Author: Edward Young

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN: 9781841766980

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.

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.

End Game Burma

Author: Michael Pearson

Publisher: Pen & Sword

ISBN:

Page: 150

View: 266

"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.

The Official Names of the Battles Actions Engagements Fought by the Land Forces of the Commonwealth During the Second World War 1939 1945

Kalewa MEIKTILA 935 936 937 12th February to 30th March 12th to 21st
February 28th February to 2nd March Nyaungu ... 1944 to 10th January , 1945
6th to 9th January 7th to 22nd January 1st January to 12th February 9th January
to 12th ...

The Official Names of the Battles  Actions   Engagements Fought by the Land Forces of the Commonwealth During the Second World War  1939 1945

Author: Great Britain. Battles Nomenclature Committee (1946-1955)

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 47

View: 110

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
 ...

Hours of Glory

Author: Chand N. Das

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 600

View: 508

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 ...

The Re conquest of Burma  1943 1945

Author: Geoffrey Frank Matthews

Publisher: Beachcomber Books

ISBN:

Page: 104

View: 761

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 ...

The Frontier Force Regiment

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 592

View: 832

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
.

Indian Army  a Reference Manual

Author: Gautam Sharma

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 222

View: 245

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 ...

Battle Honours of the British and Commonwealth Armies

Author: Anthony Baker

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 398

View: 566

"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.

Sainik Samachar

K.P. Candeth cutting the Meiktila Cake The Rajput Gunners Celebrate Meiktila
Day TWENTY - five IN TWENTY - five is but a fleeting moment in the huge mound
of history ... J.K. Khanna receiving the prize from Mrs. Chaudhuri March 3 , 1945.

Sainik Samachar

Author:

Publisher:

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Page:

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World War II

This bridge across the Wam Chaung river was brought down by RAF bombs in
January 1945 . ... 8 This Indian mortar company was supporting an infantry attack
on Seywa during the drive on Meiktila . the Commando positions with everything
 ...

World War II

Author: Ivor Matanle

Publisher: Smithmark Pub

ISBN: 9780765192653

Page: 400

View: 283

Historical, personal, and technical aspects of the Second World War are explored in this six-book series. Each book examines a different facet of the war, from the military machines and battles to the leaders who brought their people through the terrible times. Details of military weaponry, battle plans, and personalities will bring this conflict alive for readers.

Battlefield

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 ...

Battlefield

Author: Richard Holmes

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Page: 376

View: 319

This volume tells the stories of the most dramatic, memorable, and important conflicts in world history. It begins with the battle of Megiddo in ancient Egypt in 1476 B.C. and takes the reader through to the Second Gulf War, covering almost 300 battles from around the world--including the Middle East, Asia, Africa, as well as from Europe and the Americas.

Independence and Democracy in Burma 1945 1952

I urged Hla Shein , the BTF man , to arrange transport to Meiktila where we heard
ammunition was available . But he proved to be made more of talk than of action .
Due to his inefficiency , we were forced to endure the cold of Kalaw for a few ...

Independence and Democracy in Burma  1945 1952

Author: Balwant Singh

Publisher: University of Michigan Center for

ISBN:

Page: 180

View: 348

The Secret Squadrons

357 Squadron Lysander Flight - Allocation of Aircraft V9494 V9818 V9295 (
Destroyed by storm , Meiktila , 6 May 1945 ) 19649 ( Destroyed by storm , Meiktila
, 6 May 1945 ) V9495 ( Written off after landing accident ) T1699 ( Destroyed by ...

The Secret Squadrons

Author: Robert Jackson

Publisher: Robson Books Limited

ISBN:

Page: 199

View: 155

Beskriver særlige luftoperationer udført af RAF- og USAAF-enheder under 2. verdenskrig - bl.a. nedkastning af agenter og våben til partisaner, landing bag fjendens linier m.m.