Operation Longcloth: The Burma Campaign of WWII – “The greatest guerrilla operation ever undertaken”

Operation Longcloth: The Burma Campaign of WWII – “The greatest guerrilla operation ever undertaken”

Merrill’s Marauders (named after Frank Merrill) or Unit Galahad, officially named the 5307th Composite Unit (provisional), was a United Statesicon long range penetration special operations unit in the South-East Asian Theater of World War II which fought in the Burma Campaign. The unit became famous for its deep-penetration missions behind Japanese lines, often engaging Japanese forces superior in number.

Merrill’s Marauders (named after Frank Merrill) or Unit Galahad, officially named the 5307th Composite Unit (provisional), was a United Statesicon long range penetration special operations unit in the South-East Asian Theater of World War II which fought in the Burma Campaign. The unit became famous for its deep-penetration missions behind Japanese lines, often engaging Japanese forces superior in number.

The Chindits were a British India ‘Special Force’“ that served in Burma and India in 1943 and 1944 during the Burma Campaign in World War II.

The Chindits were a British India ‘Special Force’“ that served in Burma and India in 1943 and 1944 during the Burma Campaign in World War II.

Japanese tanks are shown crossing a Burmese stream via a makeshift bridge during the early campaign against Burma. The overturned car is described in the original caption as a British Army vehicle. The Japanese tanks, according to observers, are poorly armored and lightly armed. This photo was obtained from an enemy source. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

Japanese tanks are shown crossing a Burmese stream via a makeshift bridge during the early campaign against Burma. The overturned car is described in the original caption as a British Army vehicle. The Japanese tanks, according to observers, are poorly armored and lightly armed. This photo was obtained from an enemy source. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

Terrible Story Of A Captured Airman In The Hands Of The Japanese In World War Two

Terrible Story Of A Captured Airman In The Hands Of The Japanese In World War Two

IRights campaigner again denied entry to Myanmar mmigration officials have again denied a visa to Burma Campaign UK chief Mark Farmaner, who sought entry to Myanmar this week.

IRights campaigner again denied entry to Myanmar mmigration officials have again denied a visa to Burma Campaign UK chief Mark Farmaner, who sought entry to Myanmar this week.

A British M3 Grant in Mandalay Burma, (Myanmar), during the Burma Campaign 1944–45, March 1945; Photo Source

A British M3 Grant in Mandalay Burma, (Myanmar), during the Burma Campaign 1944–45, March 1945; Photo Source

Burma Campaign 1944–45 - Although the Allies expected that the Japanese would fight as far forward as possible, on the Chindwin, Kimura recognised that most of the Japanese units in Burma were weakened by heavy casualties during the previous year, and were short of equipment. To avoid fighting at a disadvantage on the Chindwin or in the Shwebo plain between the Chindwin and Irrawaddy River where the terrain provided comparatively few obstacles to the Br. and Indian armoured and motorised…

Burma Campaign 1944–45 - Although the Allies expected that the Japanese would fight as far forward as possible, on the Chindwin, Kimura recognised that most of the Japanese units in Burma were weakened by heavy casualties during the previous year, and were short of equipment. To avoid fighting at a disadvantage on the Chindwin or in the Shwebo plain between the Chindwin and Irrawaddy River where the terrain provided comparatively few obstacles to the Br. and Indian armoured and motorised…

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