Events for Saturday 3rd March 2012
On This Day in History
End of the Battle of Meiktila (WWII)3rd March 1945
Burma comes to an end with General Slim's troops overwhelming the Japanese; the road to Rangoon is now cleared. Despite logistical difficulties, the Allies were able to deploy large armoured and mechanised forces in Central Burma, and also possessed air supremacy. Most of the Japanese forces in Burma were destroyed during the battles.
Further ReadingConstant Vigilance
(Hardback - 256 pages)
by Nigel W M Warwick
The RAF Regiment was created in the early years of World War II for the active dedicated defence of RAF airfields and installations. This books concerns the Regiments operational history in South-east Asia Command and draws on the diaries and recollections of the men who served in that theatre. It… Read more...Only £25.00 at Pen & Sword Books.