Warfare in News

Posted on Friday 13th February

As reported recently in The Times, the army is reviving the spirit of the Chindits, a special forces unit which penetrated enemy lines in Burma in the Second World War, with the creation of a new unit, 77th Brigade. The new unit will be made up of soldiers skilled in propaganda use, rather than weaponry, and use tools such as social media manipulation to spread ideas.

The original Chindits were guerrilla units created in 1942 by Royal Artillery officer Orde Wingate, comprising British, Gurkha and Burmese soldiers trained in the art of unconventional warfare.

David Rooney penned an excellent biography of Brigadier Michael Calvert, 'Mad Mike', who commanded the WW2 77 Brigade in Burma.

Further Reading

Mad Mike

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Mad Mike

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by David Rooney

This penetrating biography tells the story of his life including his exploits in Norway and the early Commandos. It also uncovers new evidence revealing that his court martial was unjust. Read more...


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