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It was always thought by the men that we would be withdrawn back to India when we reached Monywa; but with...

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Brockhouse Engineering then Wales At this stage, two years into the war, the aircraft industry was short of...

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My officers were Captain Truter IE, superseded later by Alec Scott from 345, Lieut V K Raju IE, and two RE...

War Experiences in Nigeria and Burmaicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

The Burmese jungle is very dense and very hilly, air strips had been made in the jungle for aeroplanes and...

Exit from Burma: A Conscientious Objector's Storyicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Nevertheless, we finally arrived at Rangoon, Burma, at the mouth of the River Irrawaddy some weeks ahead of...

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Journey continues on to do Chindwig, Basoli Bayaan, Kohima, the 'Basin', Imphal, Snipers Triangle,...

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We travelled north from Liverpool, round the North of Ireland to the Azores Islands then on to Gibraltar,...

Burma & Malaysiaicon for Recommended story

When the Japanese attacked Burma their lines of communication were widely stretched... After what had...

The Duck Boyicon for Recommended story

The 11th Indian LAA Although the airfield at Kyaukpyu was operating at full stretch, it was considered that...

The Burma Campaign-Part 2-Life in Burmaicon for Recommended story

Following the success of the Admin Box battle , the 5th & 7th African Division marched up from the...

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Together with vehicles and guns we were told that we were hereby going to act as police as the French had...

A Soldier's Long Walk from Burma to Chinaicon for Recommended story

Day 27 - Ta Ya Koi, Yunnan Province, three miles from Mekong River. To avoid being attacked by the...

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These men were mostly village people whom the sophisticated Indian might call 'Jungle Wallahs'. We...

Burma and Malayaicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

When the Japanese had been driven down the coast our Division was sent back to India to prepare for the...

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I was a Spitfire pilot on a fighter squadron stationed in Mingaladon Rangoon, Burma during the last few...

Kohima 60 Years Agoicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Kohima is a field service depot, with stores, bakery, tennis courts, hospital and the district...

Entertaining the Troops in India and Burmaicon for Recommended story

We all have memories of past events and interesting happenings in our lifetime; some of my more vivid...

Behind The Japanese Lines In Burmaicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

We then proceeded through Burma, and set up our radio station at Indangyi, which was in contact with the...

Harry's Storyicon for Recommended story

During my time in Burma I realised what a dreadful time the Burmese people had endured merely because they...

What My Father Did in the Waricon for Recommended story

"Well for some reason you're off to Ireland to learn to drive a truck and then to the London...

Interlude: Burma, 1945icon for Recommended story

Much has been written about the terrible, vicious fighting that was the lot there of the men of the 14th...

My Dad - My Heroicon for Recommended story

May 1944 Sgt. Fisher was present with the platoon of which he was PI Sgt in an Infantry Battalion defensive...

Breakfast's Up: Life with the British Army in Burmaicon for Recommended story

So we crawled through the wood to a hedge and then ran through an open space to some bushes about 20 yards...

A Japanese P-O-W in Burmaicon for Recommended story

In March 1945 we, the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment,had crossed the Irrawaddy and were pushing the...

Losing a Transporter in Burmaicon for Recommended story

By Sheila Gaunt: This is a story about my father, Sydney Talbott, who was stationed out in Burma during the...

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