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This tour took place live in October 2020. You can scroll down to see the itinerary for this virtual tour and access the recordings.
1942: The Japanese enter Burma over the Thai border. The British lose Tavoy and Moulmein in quick succession. Catastrophe at the Sittang Bridge is followed by the evacuation of Rangoon. View recording.
1942-44: The British led by General Irwin made a failed attempt to take back the initiative in the Arakan in 1942. A galvanized force have more success with the Battle of the Admin Box two years later. View recording.
1943-44: General Orde Wingate pioneers long-range penetration and rattles the Japanese in Northern Burma with Operation Longcloth. The Chindits air-drop into further action behind enemy lines the following year with Operation Thursday. View recording.
End of Empires: Reflections from the Burma Campaign. (See Day 6 recording.)
The Burma Campaign of the Second World War is often described as the ‘Forgotten War’, and the soldiers that fought in it, ‘The Forgotten Army.’ Yet the stories that came out of it – stories of courage and audacity – are as great and varied as in any of the other theatres of war. From the Burma-Siam Death Railway to the Chindwin River where Wingate’s pioneering Chindits caused havoc behind Japanese lines, Sampan Travel and Dr Robert Lyman draw out the story of the the Forgotten Army.
A small British charity continues to work for the sake of forgotten allies from WW2.
In conversation with Grammar Productions, hearing the stories of forgotten allies of WW2.