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Kohima 1944: The Battle that Saved India (SC) - Osprey - OS7229

Kohima 1944: The Battle that Saved India (SC) - Osprey - OS7229


 
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Campaign 229. In March 1944 the Japanese Army launched Operation U-Go, an attack on Assam intended to inspire a rising against British rule. A month earlier they had launched Operation Ha-Go, which was intended as a feint to draw British attention away from the Imphal area. The fighting around Kohima took place in 2 stages. From 3 to 16 April the Japanese attempted to capture Kohima Ridge. As the small garrison held out against fierce and repeatedly desperate attempts by the Japanese to destroy them, the British fought to break through and relieve them. Then for over 2 months British and Indian troops counter-attacked to drive the Japanese from the positions they had already captured. The battle ended on June 22 when British and Indian troops from Kohima and Imphal met at Milestone 109, thus ending the siege; 96 pages.