BLACK MUD & GREEN BERETS: Burma Commando: Part II

Regarded as the fiercest fight in the struggle for the Burma, even by those who fought at Kohima and Imphal, the battle waged by 3 Commando Brigade is the forgotten turning point of an overlooked campaign, writes James Hoare.

INDIAN NAVY LANDING CRAFT FERRY MEN UPRIVER IN THE ARAKAN. (TOPFOTO)

Having flirted with disaster during the amphibious assault on the swamplands of the Arakan on the eastern boundary of the Bay of Bengal in January 1945, Allied commandos overcame the challenges posed by the treacherous terrain and the entrenched Japanese to continue their efforts to retake the Myebon Peninsula. Little did they suspect that a greater ordeal awaited them further inland.

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