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  • Meiktila 1945
  • Written by Edward M. Young
    Illustrated by Howard Gerrard
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9781841766980
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Meiktila 1945

The Battle To Liberate Burma

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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.

  • Meiktila 1945 by Edward M. Young
  • May 25, 2004
  • History - Military - World War II
  • Osprey Publishing
  • $19.95
  • 9781841766980

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