World Battlefronts: Burma Front

In eastern Burma the British massed troops in a race against time. They wanted to assemble enough strength either to protect the United Nations' supply line to China, or to slash the Jap's supply lines into Malaya. But the Jap threw the first punch and opened a new front.

Riding Thai war elephants, slithering through the upland jungles afoot, backed up by slit-eyed little Siamese soldiers from feckless Thailand, the invaders swarmed through the mountain passes on the Thailand-Burma border. They struck directly at Moulmein, about 170 miles east of Rangoon by the railroad...

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