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Wingate's lost brigade : the first Chindit operations 1943

Chinnery, Philip D.2010
"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 report 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."--publisher.
Barnsley : Pen & Sword Military, 2010.
215 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Pt. 1. Operation LONGCLOTH--Declaration of war--New way of fighting--Assembling the circus--First across the river--Across the threshold of battle--First casualties--Attacking the railway----Pt. 2. March or die--River to far--Disperse - get back to India!--Long way from home - 1 column--First man home - 3 column--Nightmare at the river - 5 column--Long walk to China - 7 column--Plane land here now - 8 column--Near run thing - Brigade Headquarters----Pt. 3. - Success or failure?--Prisoners of war--Unexpected ally--Wingate's censored report--Second Chindit expedition--Home at last.
9781848840546 (hbk)
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