CHINDITS’ FINEST HOUR

GAVIN MORTIMER TELLS OF THE LAST MISSION CARRIED OUT BY ORDE WINGATE’S LEGENDARY CHINDIT FORCE IN 1944.

Mike Calvert, seen here in 1945, ended the war commanding the SAS Brigade.
The Chindit force paved the way for General Joseph Stilwell’s composite force of Chinese and Americans in Burma

On 1 June 1944, Brigadier Mike Calvert and his men were within six miles of Mogaung, Burma. The town was occupied by some 4,000 Japanese troops, and between Calvert and his objective was hostile Burmese terrain.

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