British Infantryman in the Far East 1941–45

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British Infantryman in the Far East 1941–45

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This title focuses on the experience, tactics, training and weapons of the British soldier from the Fall of Malaya and Singapore until the Reconquest of Burma. It takes a close look at jungle warfare training in India and the ensuing action in Burma, tracing the development of tactics and doctrine: this formed the basis for the victories in the Arakan and the battles of Kohima and Imphal. The soldier's view of India, the entertainment available on leave, food rationing and other supplies such as cigarettes, the introduction of the forces newspaper SEAC, and the medical problems of malaria are all explored in detail.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Chronology · Enlistment · Training · Appearance and equipment · Everyday life · Experience of battle · Colour plate commentary · Museums · Collecting · Re-enactment · Index

Product details

Published 20 Apr 2003
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841764481
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 66
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Alan Jeffreys

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Kevin Lyles


Jeff Vanelle


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