The British Army in the Far East 1941-45

The British Army in the Far East 1941-45

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Between December 1941 and May 1942, the British Empire suffered a series of humiliating defeats in the Far East. Three years later the Japanese were defeated by British and Commonwealth forces at Kohima and Imphal and in the battles for Burma. This transformation in the fortunes was in large part due to the development of jungle warfare doctrine and the resulting improvements in training, tactics and equipment. This book examines British Army conventional forces that fought in the Far East, showing how the dissemination of doctrine improved training, and helped 14th Army's infantry divisions secure victory.Two batteries were equipped with eight jeep-towed 3.7in. howitzers (modified with pneumatic-tyre wheels for towing) ... It also recommended that each division have a reconnaissance battalion of Light Infantry that would be of similar organisation to an infantry battalion bar the medium ... with A aamp; MT of 12 jeeps and 52 mules, led by the troops of the Royal Indian Army Service Corps rather than infantry.

Title:The British Army in the Far East 1941-45
Author:Alan Jeffreys
Publisher:Osprey Publishing - 2013-02-20


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