Events for Thursday 3rd March 2022

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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 Reading

Constant Vigilance
(Hardback - 320 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...

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