World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF ASIA: Confidence on the Arakan Front

In view of what was happening on India's eastern border, New Delhi's communiqués seemed unduly confident, unduly self-assured. By them, Viceroy Sir Archibald Wavell, his deputy, General Sir Claude Auchinleck and his India-Burma-China theater commander, Admiral the Lord Louis Mountbatten almost daily assured the world that there was no cause for alarm. But Washington was worried, anyhow. And so was London.

It was not so much that the Japanese troops had managed to fight, by their own peculiar brand of military osmosis, from the jungles of Burma onto the Manipur plain of India....

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