Sittang the last battle; the end of the Japanese in Burma, July-August 1945. by Louis Allen

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Published by Macdonald and Co. in London .

Written in English

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Bibliography: p. 257-258.

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LC ClassificationsD767.6 .A48 1973
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 267, [8] p.
Number of Pages267
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5463083M
ISBN 100356042197
LC Control Number73165733

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Retreat to the Sittang Bridge. As the Japanese 33rd and 55th Divisions pushed through Tenasserim, Hutton insisted that Smyth follow a forward defense strategy. This meant that the 17th Indian Division would seek to delay the enemy advance at every key river barrier in an effort to buy time for reinforcements to land at Rangoon.

graduate Sittang River. The Sittang River arises at the western edge of the Shan Plateau and flows south into the Gulf of Martaban. Its basin is separated from the Irrawady by the low Pegu Yoma mountain range.

The river is unnavigable at all times of the year due to a strong tidal bore and swift currents, though its volume increases with the monsoon, and timber is floated downriver. Hundreds of men drowned trying to cross the swollen Sittang on improvised bamboo floats and rafts.

Burmese guerrillas and bandits killed stragglers east of the river. The break-out cost the Japanese nea men, half the strength of Twenty-eighth Army.

Some units of Independent Brigade were almost entirely wiped out. A river in southern Burma (Myanmar). Rising in the Pegu mountains, it flows about miles ( km) south into the Bay of Bengal at the Gulf of Martaban.

This book should be recommended to anyone with a taste for good historical narratives sheer adventure and a lesson on how to write good narratives. Allen was one of the few British authors who speaks and reads Japanese fluently and also who faught in the campaign.

Apparently the collapse of the Sittang River British isolating the better. Find helpful customer reviews and Sittang book ratings for Sittang: The Last Battle at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

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Sittang a river in Burma. The Sittang measures approximately km and drains an area of 34, sq km. It flows from north to south in a valley between the Pegu Mountains and the Shan Plateau and empties into the Gulf of Martaban of the Andaman Sea, forming an estuary.

It has a monsoonal regime, with high water in the summer. The average flow rate is. Louis Allen has 14 books on Goodreads with ratings.

Louis Allen’s most popular book is Burma: The Longest War The Battle of the Sittang Bend and the Japanese Breakout across Pegu Yomas were linked Japanese military operation during the Burma Campaign, which took place nearly at the end of World War ing elements of the Imperial Japanese Army who had been driven into the Pegu Yoma attempted to break out eastwards, to join other Japanese troops retreating from British Empire forces.

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“There was an early disaster when the bridge over the Sittang River was blown up with two-thirds of the 17th Division on the wrong side of the river. he writes in the first page of his book. This first-hand account of the First Anglo-Burmese War () was written by Captain Frederick Doveton of the Royal Madras Fusiliers and published in Intending to feed the contemporary British fascination with tales of Burma and its people, Doveton gives a brief history of the conflict, placing it into the context of the events leading up to the outbreak of the Second War ().

Introduction\Maps\1 British Burma\2 Imperial Japan and Preparations for War\3 War comes to South-East Asia\4 The Invasion of Burma and the loss of Tenasserim\5 Across the Salween River\6 The Battle of Bilin River\7 Retreat from Bilin River\8 The Sittang Bridge\9 The Demolition of the Sittang Bridge\10 Rangoon in the Firing Line\11 The Royal.

In Januarythe Japanese Army invaded Burma (now called Myanmar). Allied troops endured over three years of brutal fighting, often in extreme terrain and menaced by severe weather and the threat of disease. Allied troops, led by Britain's Indian Army, reoccupied Burma in Listen to 8 people describe their experiences of the Burma Campaign during the Second World War.

The Battle of Mogaung was a series of engagements that was fought in the Burma Campaign of World War II between 6 and 26 June at the Burmese town of Mogaung. In brutal fighting, the 77th 'Chindit' Brigade under Brigadier Michael Calvert, later assisted by Chinese forces of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, fought for and captured the town from the occupying forces of Imperial Japan.

Buy This Book in Print. summary. In the decades following its annexation to the Indian Empire inLower Burma (the Irrawaddy-Sittang delta region) was transformed from an underdeveloped and sparsely populated backwater of the Konbaung Empire into the world’s largest exporter of rice. This seminal and far-reaching work focuses on two.

Gurkha Company Sittang celebrate 26th Anniversary of The Royal Gurkha Rifles. This year, Gurkha Company Sittang celebrated the 26th anniversary of the formation of The Royal Gurkha Rifles with great zeal in recognition of this unique milestone, ensuring all measures in place to protect against COVID There followed the ‘Disaster’ at Sittang Bridge, the fateful evacuation of Rangoon, and the march to the River Irrawaddy in an attempt to try and secure the north of Burma and its oilfields.

But the loss of Rangoon meant the army was cut off from its supply base and the troops faced starving to death. The Battle of Bilin River was the first major battle of the Burma Campaign in World War between 14 and 18 Februarythe battle was a tactical victory for Japan over the British Indian Army, and it led to a decisive victory for Japan immediately afterwards at the Battle of Sittang Bridge.

Brigadier Sir John George Smyth, V.C.—who commanded 17th Infantry Division of the British. The Sittaung River (Burmese: စစ်တောင်းမြစ် [sɪʔ táʊɰ̃ mjɪʔ]; formerly, the Sittang or Sittoung), is a river in south central Myanmar in Bago Pegu Range separates its basin from that of the river originates at the edge of the Shan Hills southeast of Mandalay, and flows southward to the Gulf of Martaban.

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The Sittang Bridge disaster occurred on the 23rd of February, Not as other state the 22nd or otherwise. Please correct this. My father was there and caught on the wrong side of the Sittang bridge.

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CHINESE IN DANGER; Drive by Two Columns Threatens Salween and Sittang Forces BRITISH ALSO FACE TRAP Allies Covering Their Retreat Above Taungdwingyi Fight Encircling Manoeuvre By. Above: In the book, there's a strange looking element on the end of the breastworks around the edge of Sittangbad.

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Sitsang - an autonomous region of the Peoples Republic of China; located in the Himalayas Thibet, Tibet, Xizang Lamaism, Tibetan Buddhism - a Buddhist doctrine that includes elements from India that are not.Two soldiers one British (Harry) the other Japanese (Tomomi) and, although bitter enemies, share another enemy, the Burmese follow them from early where they first come into contact at Sittang is captured by Harry, but, Nay Mynt.WITH THE TWELFTH ARMY, in Burma, July 28 (Reuter)--The Japanese Imperial Twenty-eighth Army in Burma has been annihilated and the great breakout attempt from the Pegu Yomas across the Sittang.

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