Wingate's Lost Brigade: the First Chindit Operations 1943

Wingate's Lost Brigade: the First Chindit Operations 1943

The First Chindit Operations 1943

by Philip Chinnery

Hardback Publication Date: 18/02/2010

  $57.99
With the Japanese seemingly unbeatable after their conquest of Malaya, Singapore, Thailand and much of Burma, Orde Wingate's plans to conduct long range deep penetration operations behind Japanese lines in Burma were audacious to say the least. His Chindit operations (so called after Chindwin River) were hugely demanding on those taking part who suffered terrible deprivation in the harsh climatic and jungle conditions. While costly in terms of lives lost, the operations inflicted damage to the Japanese and raised Allied morale. The author has compiled a fascinating account of Wingate's 77 Brigade using the personal accounts of survivors, as well as Wingate's own reports and post-war interrogation of Japanese generals. A remarkable story emerges of survival, courage and extreme hardship. The author evaluates the successes and failures of the mission. AUTHOR: Phillip Chinnery has been writing on military and aviation subjects for 25 years. This is his 12th book. He lives at Hayes, Middlesex. ILLUSTRATIONS 16 pages of b/w plates
ISBN:
9781848840546
9781848840546
Category:
Second World War
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
18-02-2010
Publisher:
Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
256
Dimensions (mm):
234x156x0mm
Weight:
0.54kg

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