Events for Thursday 4th April 2013
On This Day in History
WWII: Battle of Kohima4th April 1944
The Battle of Kohima was the turning point of the Japanese offensive into India in 1944. The battle was fought from 4th April to 22nd June around the town of Kohima in northeast India, and is often referred to as the "Stalingrad of the East".
Further ReadingBurma - The Turning Point
(Hardback - 256 pages)
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...Only £19.95 at Pen & Sword Books.