By Alan Jeffreys
This name makes a speciality of the event, strategies, education and guns of the British soldier from the autumn of Malaya and Singapore till the Reconquest of Burma. It takes a detailed examine jungle conflict education in India and the consequent motion in Burma, tracing the improvement of strategies and doctrine: this shaped the foundation for the victories within the Arakan and the battles of Kohima and Imphal. The soldier's view of India, the leisure to be had on depart, nutrition rationing and different offers equivalent to cigarettes, the advent of the forces newspaper SEAC, and the scientific difficulties of malaria are all explored intimately.
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