World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF ASIA: Burma Revisited

Last week the British made the first move back into Burma. Announced General Sir Archibald Wavell's headquarters: "During the past few days some of our troops have advanced southward from the Arakan border into western Burma. . . . The enemy . . . withdrew without offering opposition."

The British had pushed some 40 miles down the Bay of Bengal coast toward Akyab along one of three main invasion routes open to the United Nations. (The others: southwest from China down the Burma Road, east from Assam into northern Burma.)

Reconquest of Burma...

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