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March Or Die

By Philip Chinnery

ISBN: 9781840372892
PUBLISHED: September 2001
PAGES: 288
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 234x156 mm
INSIDE: 32 pages b/w photographs

This is the story of the deadly struggle between fanatical Japanese Imperial troops and the British army that was fought in the dense tropical jungle of Burma in 1943 and 1944. It was one of the toughest battles of World War Two.

In this conflict, Major-General Orde Wingate was the driving force behind the creation of a new type of army. He employed fighting tactics that were not the product of an army staff college, but gleaned from his previous experiences of guerrilla warfare learned in Palestine and Abyssinia.

His brilliantly original approach shook the Japanese out of their jungle hideouts. He played them at their own game, taking his troops deep behind enemy lines and using hit-and-run tactics to break communications, disrupt supply lines and shatter the morale of the Japanese Emperor's disciples. The men of this force became known as Chindits.

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