End Game Burma 1945: Slim's Masterstroke at Meiktila (Paperback)
  • End Game Burma 1945: Slim's Masterstroke at Meiktila (Paperback)
zoom

End Game Burma 1945: Slim's Masterstroke at Meiktila (Paperback)

(author)
£14.99
Paperback 176 Pages
Published: 26/07/2022
  • In stock

Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket

When the Burma campaign is discussed, the turning point battles of Imphal and Kohima are most often thought of. However General Bill Slims bold but risky plan to outflank the Japanese on the Irrawaddy at Mandalay deserves far more credit.

With the Japanese withdrawing, Slims 14 Army (with two Corps XXXIII and IV) risked a punishing crossing of the mighty Irrawaddy at Mandalay opposed by the main Japanese army. To avoid this is was decided to split 14 Army and send IV Corps on an arduous 300 mile march to seize the town of Meiktila, 85 miles south, a vital rail and road hub and the main Japanese administrative base.

Complete secrecy was essential as if the Japanese realised they faced only one Corps rather than two, they might have counter attacked successfully.

In this detailed analysis of this crucial manoeuvre the author describes the plan, the risks, the actions, the seemingly insuperable logistic problems, and the efforts to retain US air support (for which Mountbatten was largely responsible).

Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781399019910
Number of pages: 176
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Reconquest of Burma 1944–45
Added to basket
Another Man's War
Added to basket
Thunderbolts over Burma
Added to basket
War in the Wilderness
Added to basket
Japanese Conquest of Burma 1942
Added to basket
The Road Past Mandalay
Added to basket
Fighting with the Fourteenth Army in Burma
Added to basket
Burma 1942
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
1000 Days on the River Kwai
Added to basket
Burma Road 1943–44
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
A Battalion in Burma
Added to basket
Chindit vs Japanese Infantryman
Added to basket
Defeat Into Victory
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
Forgotten Voices of Burma
Added to basket
Burma Victory, 1944-1945
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: