Events for Friday 8th March 2013

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The Battle of Imphal

8th March 1944

The Battle of Imphal took place in the region around the city of Imphal, the capital of the state of Manipur in North-East India from March until July 1944. Japanese armies attempted to destroy the Allied forces at Imphal and invade India, but were driven back into Burma with heavy losses. Together with the simultaneous Battle of Kohima on the road by which the encircled Allied forces at Imphal were relieved, the battle was the turning point of the Burma Campaign, part of the South-East Asian Theatre of World War II. Many historians consider it to be the biggest Japanese defeat of the war.

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Burma - The Turning Point
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by Ian Lyall Grant

The turning point of the war in Burma was the Imphal/Kohima campaign of 1944. For four months there was intense and savage fighting. The Japanese plan was to encircle and destroy the British and Indian positions before bursting into the plain and seizing Imphal. They failed in their first aim… Read more...

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This Day's Events


Mother's day weekend afternoon tea

Starts: Fri 8th March
Ends: Sun 10th March
Price: Varying
Tel: 020 3166 6975

Hampton Court Palace, Surrey KT8 9AU

Mother's day weekend event in Surrey

Enhance your visit to the Floramania displays around Hampton Court Palace with an exquisite afternoon tea over the mother’s day weekend.

Treat your loved one to a delectable afternoon tea in the Garden Room. The Garden Room is set in the beautiful Tiltyard Gardens at Hampton Court Palace, a splendid 1920’s Orangery style building with French doors opening onto paved terraces and manicured lawns.

Exclusive to this weekend only, you can enjoy a selection of sandwiches and decadent cakes or even a glass of champagne if you fancy!


Florimania 2013

Starts: Fri 8th March
Ends: Sun 10th March
Price: Included in palace admission price
Tel: 0844 482 7777

Hampton Court Palace, Surrey KT8 9AU

Mothering Sunday Weekend in Surrey

This Mothering Sunday Weekend at Hampton Court Palace, treat your loved one to Florimania - an extravaganza of flower displays along the Tudor route at Hampton Court Palace, inspired by Henry VIII’s crown.

There will also be flower arranging demonstrations, afternoon tea, and a champagne bar available over the whole weekend.

Flower arranging demonstrations will take place each date at these times:

11.30, 13.00 and 14.30

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