The Reconquest of Burma 1944–45

From Operation Capital to the Sittang Bend

The Reconquest of Burma 1944–45 cover

The Reconquest of Burma 1944–45

From Operation Capital to the Sittang Bend

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A fascinating exploration of the dramatic battles and Allied operations to wrest back control of Burma (Myanmar) from the Japanese.

The Allied reconquest of Burma was not part of Allied Grand Strategy in 1944 and 1945. It happened despite it – in particular, because of the dramatic failure of the Japanese invasion of India (Operation U-Go), which ended ignominiously for the Japanese Empire in August 1944. The reconquest was one of the longest campaigns of World War II. It comprised 11 distinct battles and offensives that were part of the overall continuum of operations that resulted in the Allied victory.

Written by a foremost expert on the British Army in World War II, this superbly illustrated work details the Allied operations to retake Burma from Japanese control. Accounts of Operation Capital, the capture of Meiktila and Mandalay, the Allied advance in the Arakan, the race for Rangoon, Operation Dracula, the Battle of the Sittang Bend and Japanese breakout operations across the Pegu Yomas are supported by easy to follow 2D maps and 3D diagrams. Among the events brought to life in vivid battlescene artworks are an SOE-led ambush in Operation Character, and the famous Defence of Hill 170 in the Arakan.

Table of Contents

ORIGINS OF THE CAMPAIGN
CHRONOLOGY
OPPOSING COMMANDERS
Japanese
Allied
OPPOSING FORCES
Japanese
Allied
OPPOSING PLANS
THE CAMPAIGN
Operation Capital
The Masterstroke at Meiktila
Advance in Arakan
The Race for Rangoon
AFTERMATH
The Battle of the Breakout
THE BATTLEFIELD TODAY
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX

Product details

Published 20 Jul 2023
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472854063
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations Colour illustrations throughout, including battlescene artworks, maps, 3D diagrams and photographs.
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 390
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Robert Lyman

Robert Lyman is regarded as one of Britain’s most…

Illustrator

Johnny Shumate

Johnny Shumate works as a freelance illustrator li…

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