Burma '44

The Battle That Turned Britain's War in the East


Author: James Holland

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473526523

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 4062

'A first-rate popular history of a fascinating and neglected battle . . . James Holland is a master of spinning narrative military history from accounts of men and women who were there and BURMA ’44 is a veritable page-turner' BBC History In February 1944, a rag-tag collection of clerks, drivers, doctors, muleteers, and other base troops, stiffened by a few dogged Yorkshiremen and a handful of tank crews managed to hold out against some of the finest infantry in the Japanese Army, and then defeat them in what was one of the most astonishing battles of the Second World War. What became know as The Defence of the Admin Box, fought amongst the paddy fields and jungle of Northern Arakan over a fifteen-day period, turned the battle for Burma. Not only was it the first decisive victory for British troops against the Japanese, more significantly, it demonstrated how the Japanese could be defeated. The lessons learned in this tiny and otherwise insignificant corner of the Far East, set up the campaign in Burma that would follow, as General Slim’s Fourteenth Army finally turned defeat into victory. Burma '44 is a tale of incredible drama. As gripping as the story of Rorke's drift, as momentous as the battle for the Ardennes, the Admin Box was a triumph of human grit and heroism and remains one of the most significant yet undervalued conflicts of World War Two.

Burma's Economy in the Twentieth Century


Author: Ian Brown

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110701588X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

View: 8886

An incomparable introduction to Burma's political and economic history written by one of the premier economic historians of Southeast Asia.

Burma Or Myanmar?

The Struggle for National Identity


Author: Lowell Dittmer

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814313645

Category: Political Science

Page: 380

View: 8260

Burma is one of the largest and most richly endowed states in Southeast Asia. Yet it remains both economically and politically underdeveloped. Why is this so? This book argues that much of the reason has to do with an ongoing struggle for national identity. It is suitable for students and professionals interested in development studies.

Burma and Japan Since 1940

From 'co-prosperity' to 'quiet Dialogue'


Author: Donald M. Seekins

Publisher: NIAS Press

ISBN: 8776940179

Category: History

Page: 181

View: 7950

"Tracing Burma-Japan relations since 1940, this volume analyses the ambiguities of Japan's policy of 'quiet dialogue' in an international climate of economic competition and big power rivalry. The author provides not only an analysis of post-war Japanese diplomacy and aid programmes but also new material and insights on the ongoing story of Burma itself."--Jacket.

The Imperial Gazetteer of India


Author: James Sutherland Cotton,Sir Richard Burn,Sir William Stevenson Meyer

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

View: 6217

Forgotten Voices of Burma

The Second World War's Forgotten Conflict


Author: Julian Thompson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144814874X

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 1051

From the end of 1941 to 1945 a pivotal but often overlooked conflict was being fought in the South-East Asian Theatre of World War 2 - the Burma Campaign. In 1941 the Allies fought in a disastrous retreat across Burma against the Japanese - an enemy more prepared, better organised and more powerful than anyone had imagined. Yet in 1944, following key battles at Kohima and Imphal, and daring operations behind enemy lines by the Chindits, the Commonwealth army were back, retaking lost ground one bloody battle at a time. Fighting in dense jungle and open paddy field, this brutal campaign was the longest fought by the British Commonwealth in the Second World War. But the troops taking part were a forgotten army, and the story of their remarkable feats and their courage remains largely untold to this day. The Fourteenth Army in Burma became one of the largest and most diverse armies of the Second World War. British, West African, Ghurkha and Indian regiments fought alongside one another and became comrades. In Forgotten Voices of Burma - a remarkable new oral history taken from Imperial War Museum's Sound Archive - soldiers from both sides tell their stories of this epic conflict.

British Burma and Its People

Being Sketches of Native Manners, Customs, and Religion


Author: Charles James Forbes Smith-Forbes

Publisher: N.A


Category: Burma

Page: 364

View: 6303

An Unpredictable Gospel

American Evangelicals and World Christianity, 1812-1920


Author: Jay Riley Case

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199912750

Category: Religion

Page: 328

View: 9020

The astonishing growth of Christianity in the global South over the course of the twentieth century has sparked an equally rapid growth in studies of ''World Christianity,'' which have dismantled the notion that Christianity is a Western religion. What, then, are we to make of the waves of Western missionaries who have, for centuries, been evangelizing in the global South? Were they merely, as many have argued, agents of imperialism out to impose Western values? In An Unpredictable Gospel, Jay Case examines the efforts of American evangelical missionaries in light of this new scholarship. He argues that if they were agents of imperialism, they were poor ones. Western missionaries had a dismal record of converting non-Westerners to Christianity. The ministries that were most successful were those that empowered the local population and adapted to local cultures. In fact, influence often flowed the other way, with missionaries serving as conduits for ideas that shaped American evangelicalism. Case traces these currents and sheds new light on the relationship between Western and non-Western Christianities.