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The British Army 1939-45

Pt. 3: Far East (Men-at-Arms)

By Martin J. Brayley, Mike Chappell (Illustrated by)

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Format: Paperback, 48 pages
Other Information: 8 colour & 40 b&w illustrations
Published In: United Kingdom, 18 September 2002
The lightning Japanese offensives in the Far East in 1941/42 inflicted a series of costly defeats on the ill-prepared and badly supported British Commonwealth forces in Malaya and Burma. The 'forgotten' 14th Army on the India-Burma border slowly built up its strength and its tactical expertise; and Wingate's 'Chindits' proved that units supplied from the air could operate deep behind enemy lines. In 1944 General Slim's troops decisively smashed Japan's last offensive at Imphal and Kohima; and over the next year they drove the enemy relentlessly back through Burma, reducing them to starving fugitives by the final victory in August 1945. This concise summary of Britain's Far East campaigns is illustrated with many rare photographs, and eight detailed colour plates.

Table of Contents

Organisation of the British Army in the Far East, 1941 - Summary of the Malayan and Burmese campaigns, 1942 - Development of British forces in India - The Chindits - 14th Army in the reconquest of Burma, 1944-45. Pre-war tropical uniforms - Modification of Khaki Drill, 1942-44 - Jungle Green uniforms - development of personal equipment - The Lethbridge mission, and 1944 pattern clothing and web

About the Author

Martin Brayley is a military photographer whose service with the Royal Navy has taken him to most comers of the world. A long-time militaria collector, he has contributed many articles to specialist magazines in the UK and overseas, and is the author of WWII British Women's Uniforms in Colour Photographs (1995) and the well-reviewed The World War II Tommy (1998). He is currently working on a series of three Osprey titles on the British Army of World War II, of which the first is Men-at-Arms 354 on uniforms wom in North-West Europe, 1939-45. An expert marksman, he has represented Great Britain at international level. Martin Brayley lives in Hampshire with his wife and two children. Mike Chappell spent 22 years in infantry soldiering, retiring in 1974 as RSM of the 1st Bn., The Wessex Regiment (Rifle Volunteers). Since beginning to paint military subjects in 1968 Mike has gained world-wide popularity as a military illustrator, and has been a prolific artist and author for Osprey for well over 20 years. He currently lives and works in Kent.

EAN: 9781841762388
ISBN: 1841762385
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Dimensions: 24.69 x 18.49 x 0.41 centimetres (0.36 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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