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Battle of Meiktila and Mandalay

Index Battle of Meiktila and Mandalay

The concurrent Battle of Meiktila and Battle of Mandalay were decisive engagements near the end of the Burma Campaign. [1]

118 relations: Air supremacy, Allies of World War II, Azad Hind, Bailey bridge, Battle of Imphal, Battle of Kohima, Bristol Beaufighter, British Indian Army, British Raj, Buddhism, Burma Campaign, Burma National Army, Chindwin River, Consolidated B-24 Liberator, David Tennant Cowan, Douglas C-47 Skytrain, Enigma machine, Fifteenth Army (Japan), Force 136, Fourteenth Army (United Kingdom), Frank Messervy, French Indochina, Gordon Highlanders, Hawker Hurricane, Heitarō Kimura, Hessian fabric, Hikari Kikan, History of the Republic of China, Indian National Army, Irrawaddy River, IV Corps (United Kingdom), Japanese Burma Area Army, Kalewa, Karamjeet Singh Judge, Ledo Road, Lushai Brigade, M3 Lee, M3 Stuart, M4 Sherman, Mandalay, Mandalay Palace, Masakazu Kawabe, Masaki Honda, Mawlaik, Mawlamyine, Mediterranean and Middle East theatre of World War II, Meiktila, Montagu Stopford, Monywa, Motorized infantry, ..., Mount Popa, Myanmar, Myingyan, North American B-25 Mitchell, Northern Combat Area Command, Operation Capital, Operation Ichi-Go, Paganism, Pakokku, Pauk, Prem Sahgal, Rakhine State, Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, Royal Air Force, Royal Armoured Corps, Sagaing, Sexton (artillery), Shah Nawaz Khan (general), Shōzō Sakurai, Shwebo, Signals intelligence, Sittaung, Skyhorse Publishing, South East Asia Command, South Lancashire Regiment, Taungtha, Thibaw Min, Thirty-Third Army (Japan), Thomas Wynford Rees, Twenty-Eighth Army (Japan), Ultra, V Force, Victoria Cross, William Slim, 1st Viscount Slim, XV Corps (British India), XXXIII Corps (British India), Yangon, Yenangyaung, Yunnan, Z Force (Burma), 11th Sikh Regiment, 15th Division (Imperial Japanese Army), 15th Punjab Regiment, 17th Infantry Division (India), 18th Division (Imperial Japanese Army), 19th Infantry Division (India), 20th Infantry Division (India), 24th Mixed Brigade (Imperial Japanese Army), 254th Indian Tank Brigade, 255th Indian Tank Brigade, 268th Indian Infantry Brigade, 2nd Division (Imperial Japanese Army), 2nd Infantry Division (United Kingdom), 31st Division (Imperial Japanese Army), 33rd Division (Imperial Japanese Army), 4 Gorkha Rifles, 48th Indian Infantry Brigade, 49th Division (Imperial Japanese Army), 4th Infantry Regiment (Imperial Japanese Army), 53rd Division (Imperial Japanese Army), 54th Division (Imperial Japanese Army), 55th Division (Imperial Japanese Army), 56th Division (Imperial Japanese Army), 5th Infantry Division (India), 63rd Indian Infantry Brigade, 7th Duke of Edinburgh's Own Gurkha Rifles, 7th Indian Infantry Division, 9th Indian Infantry Brigade. Expand index (68 more) »

Air supremacy

Air supremacy is a position in war where a side holds complete control of air warfare and air power over opposing forces.

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Allies of World War II

The Allies of World War II, called the United Nations from the 1 January 1942 declaration, were the countries that together opposed the Axis powers during the Second World War (1939–1945).

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Azad Hind

Ārzī Hukūmat-e-Āzād Hind, the Provisional Government of Free India, or, more simply, Free India (Azad Hind), was an Indian provisional government established in occupied Singapore in 1943 and supported by the Empire of Japan, Nazi Germany, the Italian Social Republic, and their allies.

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Bailey bridge

The Bailey bridge is a type of portable, pre-fabricated, truss bridge.

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Battle of Imphal

The Battle of Imphal took place in the region around the city of Imphal, the capital of the state of Manipur in northeast India from March until July 1944.

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Battle of Kohima

The Battle of Kohima was the turning point of the Japanese U Go offensive into India in 1944 during the Second World War.

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Bristol Beaufighter

The Bristol Type 156 Beaufighter (often referred to simply as the "Beau") is a multi-role aircraft developed during the Second World War by the Bristol Aeroplane Company in the United Kingdom.

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British Indian Army

The Indian Army (IA), often known since 1947 (but rarely during its existence) as the British Indian Army to distinguish it from the current Indian Army, was the principal military of the British Indian Empire before its decommissioning in 1947.

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British Raj

The British Raj (from rāj, literally, "rule" in Hindustani) was the rule by the British Crown in the Indian subcontinent between 1858 and 1947.

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Buddhism

Buddhism is the world's fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers, or over 7% of the global population, known as Buddhists.

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Burma Campaign

The Burma Campaign was a series of battles fought in the British colony of Burma, South-East Asian theatre of World War II, primarily between the forces of the British Empire and China, with support from the United States, against the invading forces of Imperial Japan, Thailand, and the Indian National Army.

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Burma National Army

The Burma National Army (also known as the Burma Independence Army) (ဗမာ့အမျိုးသားတပ်မတော်) served as the armed forces of the puppet Burmese government created by the Japanese during World War II and fought in the Burma Campaign.

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Chindwin River

The Chindwin River (ချင်းတွင်းမြစ်) is a river in Burma (Myanmar), and the largest tributary of the country's chief river the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy).

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Consolidated B-24 Liberator

The Consolidated B-24 Liberator is an American heavy bomber, designed by Consolidated Aircraft of San Diego, California.

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David Tennant Cowan

Major General David Tennant Cowan CB, CBE, DSO & Bar, MC (9 October 1896 – 1983), also known as "Punch" Cowan, was an officer in the British Army and British Indian Army in World War I and World War II.

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Douglas C-47 Skytrain

The Douglas C-47 Skytrain or Dakota (RAF designation) is a military transport aircraft developed from the civilian Douglas DC-3 airliner.

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Enigma machine

The Enigma machines were a series of electro-mechanical rotor cipher machines developed and used in the early- to mid-20th century to protect commercial, diplomatic and military communication.

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Fifteenth Army (Japan)

The was an army of the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II.

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Force 136

Force 136 was the general cover name for a branch of the British World War II organisation, the Special Operations Executive (SOE).

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Fourteenth Army (United Kingdom)

The British Fourteenth Army was a multi-national force comprising units from Commonwealth countries during World War II.

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Frank Messervy

General Sir Frank Walter Messervy & Bar (9 December 1893 – 2 February 1974) was a British Indian Army officer in both the First and Second World Wars. Following its independence, he was the first Commander of the Pakistan Army (15 August 1947 – 10 February 1948) Previously, he had become a Lieutenant-General in 1945; a General in 1947; General Officer Commanding in Chief or (GOC-in-C) Northern Command, India in 1946 and 1947.

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French Indochina

French Indochina (previously spelled as French Indo-China) (French: Indochine française; Lao: ສະຫະພັນອິນດູຈີນ; Khmer: សហភាពឥណ្ឌូចិន; Vietnamese: Đông Dương thuộc Pháp/東洋屬法,, frequently abbreviated to Đông Pháp; Chinese: 法属印度支那), officially known as the Indochinese Union (French: Union indochinoise) after 1887 and the Indochinese Federation (French: Fédération indochinoise) after 1947, was a grouping of French colonial territories in Southeast Asia.

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Gordon Highlanders

The Gordon Highlanders was a line infantry regiment of the British Army that existed for 113 years, from 1881 until 1994, when it was amalgamated with the Queen's Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons) to form the Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons).

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Hawker Hurricane

The Hawker Hurricane is a British single-seat fighter aircraft of the 1930s–1940s that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd.

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Heitarō Kimura

was a general in the Imperial Japanese Army.

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Hessian fabric

Hessian, burlap in the US and Canada, or crocus in Jamaica,http://ciad.org.uk/2012/03/28/crocus-bag/ is a woven fabric usually made from skin of the jute plant or sisal fibres, which may be combined with other vegetable fibres to make rope, nets, and similar products.

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Hikari Kikan

The Hikari Kikan was the Japanese liaison office responsible for Japanese relations with the Azad Hind Government that replaced the I Kikan.

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History of the Republic of China

The History of the Republic of China begins after the Qing dynasty in 1912, when the formation of the Republic of China as a constitutional republic put an end to 4,000 years of Imperial rule.

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Indian National Army

The Indian National Army (INA; Azad Hind Fauj; lit.: Free Indian Army) was an armed force formed by Indian nationalists in 1942 in Southeast Asia during World War II.

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Irrawaddy River

The Irrawaddy River or Ayeyarwady River (also spelt Ayeyarwaddy) is a river that flows from north to south through Myanmar.

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IV Corps (United Kingdom)

IV Corps was a corps-sized formation of the British Army, formed in both the First World War and the Second World War.

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Japanese Burma Area Army

The was a field army of the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II.

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Kalewa

Kalewa is a town at the confluence of the Chindwin River and the Myittha River in Kale District, Sagaing Region of north-western Myanmar.

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Karamjeet Singh Judge

Karamjeet Singh Judge VC was an Indian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

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Ledo Road

The Ledo Road (লিডু, လီဒိုလမ်းမကြီး) (from Ledo, Assam, India to Kunming, Yunnan, China) was an overland connection between India and China, built during World War II to enable the Western Allies to deliver supplies to China, to aid the war effort against Japan — as an alternative to the Burma Road became required, once that had been cut-off by the Japanese in 1942.

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Lushai Brigade

The Lushai Brigade was an improvised fighting formation of the British Indian Army which was formed during World War II.

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M3 Lee

The M3 Lee, officially Medium Tank, M3, was an American medium tank used during World War II.

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M3 Stuart

The M3 Stuart, officially Light Tank, M3, was an American light tank of World War II.

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M4 Sherman

The M4 Sherman, officially Medium Tank, M4, was the most widely used medium tank by the United States and Western Allies in World War II.

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Mandalay

Mandalay is the second-largest city and the last royal capital of Myanmar (Burma).

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Mandalay Palace

The Mandalay Palace (မန္တလေး နန်းတော်), located in Mandalay, Myanmar, is the last royal palace of the last Burmese monarchy.

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Masakazu Kawabe

was a general in the Imperial Japanese Army.

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Masaki Honda

was a lieutenant general in the Imperial Japanese Army in World War II.

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Mawlaik

Mawlaik (မော်လိုက်) is a town in Mawlaik District, Sagaing Region in north-west Myanmar, along the Chindwin River.

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Mawlamyine

Mawlamyine (also spelled Mawlamyaing; မတ်မလီု), formerly Moulmein, is the fourth largest city of Myanmar (Burma), World Gazetteer 300 km south east of Yangon and 70 km south of Thaton, at the mouth of Thanlwin (Salween) River.

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Mediterranean and Middle East theatre of World War II

The Mediterranean and Middle East Theatre was a major theatre of operations during the Second World War.

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Meiktila

Meiktila is a city in central Burma on the banks of Meiktila Lake in the Mandalay Region at the junctions of the Bagan-Taunggyi, Yangon-Mandalay and Meiktila-Myingyan highways.

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Montagu Stopford

General Sir Montagu George North Stopford (16 November 1892 – 10 March 1971) was a senior British Army officer who fought during both World War I and World War II.

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Monywa

> Monywa is a city in >Sagaing Region, Myanmar, located 136 km north-west of Mandalay on the eastern bank of the River Chindwin.

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Motorized infantry

In NATO and most other western countries, motorized infantry is infantry that is transported by trucks or other un-protected motor vehicles.

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Mount Popa

Mount Popa is a volcano 1518 metres (4981 feet) above sea level, and located in central Myanmar (formerly Burma) in the region of Mandalay about southeast of Bagan (Pagan) in the Pegu Range.

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Myanmar

Myanmar, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and also known as Burma, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia.

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Myingyan

Myingyan is a city and district in the Mandalay Division of central Myanmar, previously, it was a district in the Meiktila Division of Upper Burma.

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North American B-25 Mitchell

The North American B-25 Mitchell is an American twin-engine, medium bomber manufactured by North American Aviation (NAA).

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Northern Combat Area Command

The Northern Combat Area Command or NCAC was a subcommand of the Allied South East Asia Command (SEAC) during World War II.

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Operation Capital

During World War II, Operation Capital, Operation Y, was a broad British offensive launched from Assam, India across the Chindwin River into northeast Burma near Mandalay, launched on 19 November 1944.

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Operation Ichi-Go

Operation Ichi-Go (一号作戦 Ichi-gō Sakusen, lit. "Operation Number One") was a campaign of a series of major battles between the Imperial Japanese Army forces and the National Revolutionary Army of the Republic of China, fought from April to December 1944.

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Paganism

Paganism is a term first used in the fourth century by early Christians for populations of the Roman Empire who practiced polytheism, either because they were increasingly rural and provincial relative to the Christian population or because they were not milites Christi (soldiers of Christ).

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Pakokku

Pakokku (ပခုက္ကူ) is a city in the Magway Region in Myanmar, also known as Burma.

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Pauk

Pauk is a town in Pauk Township, Pakokku District, Magway Region, in north-west Myanmar.

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Prem Sahgal

Colonel Prem Kumar Sahgal (25 March 1917 – 17 October 1992) was an officer of the British Indian Army.

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Rakhine State

Rakhine State (Rakhine pronunciation;; formerly Arakan) is a state in Myanmar (Burma).

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Republic P-47 Thunderbolt

The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt was a World War II era fighter aircraft produced by the United States from 1941 through 1945.

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Royal Air Force

The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.

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Royal Armoured Corps

The Royal Armoured Corps (RAC) provides the armour capability of the British Army, with vehicles such as the Challenger 2 Tank and the Scimitar Reconnaissance Vehicle.

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Sagaing

Sagaing is the capital of Sagaing Region (formerly Sagaing Division).

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Sexton (artillery)

The 25pdr SP, tracked, Sexton was a self-propelled artillery vehicle of the Second World War.

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Shah Nawaz Khan (general)

Shah Nawaz Khan (شاہ نواز خان; 24 January 1914 – 9 December 1983) was an Indian politician who served as an officer in the Indian National Army during World War II.

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Shōzō Sakurai

was a general in the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II.

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Shwebo

Shwebo (ရွှေဘိုမြို့) is a city in Sagaing Region, 110 km north-west of Mandalay between the Irrawaddy and the Mu rivers.

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Signals intelligence

Signals intelligence (SIGINT) is intelligence-gathering by interception of signals, whether communications between people (communications intelligence—abbreviated to COMINT) or from electronic signals not directly used in communication (electronic intelligence—abbreviated to ELINT).

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Sittaung

Sittaung is a town in Paungbyin Township, Mawlaik District, in the Sagaing Region of Burma (Myanmar) on the right bank of the Chindwin River.

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Skyhorse Publishing

Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. is an American independent book publishing company founded in 2006 and headquartered in New York City.

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South East Asia Command

South East Asia Command (SEAC) was the body set up to be in overall charge of Allied operations in the South-East Asian Theatre during World War II.

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South Lancashire Regiment

The South Lancashire Regiment was a line infantry regiment of the British Army in existence from 1881 to 1958.

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Taungtha

Taungtha"Taungtha (Approved)" United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency or Thaungtha is a town in the Mandalay Division of central Myanmar.

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Thibaw Min

Thibaw Min, also Thebaw or Theebaw (သီပေါ‌မင်း,; 1 January 1859 – 19 December 1916) was the last king of the Konbaung Dynasty of Burma (Myanmar) and also the last Burmese sovereign in the country's history.

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Thirty-Third Army (Japan)

The was an army of the Imperial Japanese Army during the final days of World War II.

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Thomas Wynford Rees

Major General Thomas Wynford Rees CB, CIE, DSO & Bar, MC, DL (12 January 1898 – 15 October 1959) was an officer in the British Indian Army during World War I, the interwar years, World War II, and after it.

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Twenty-Eighth Army (Japan)

The was an army of the Imperial Japanese Army during the final days of World War II.

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Ultra

Ultra was the designation adopted by British military intelligence in June 1941 for wartime signals intelligence obtained by breaking high-level encrypted enemy radio and teleprinter communications at the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS) at Bletchley Park.

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V Force

V Force was a reconnaissance, intelligence-gathering and guerrilla organisation established by the British against Japanese forces during the Burma Campaign in World War II.

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Victoria Cross

The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest award of the British honours system.

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William Slim, 1st Viscount Slim

Field Marshal William Joseph Slim, 1st Viscount Slim, (6 August 1891 – 14 December 1970), usually known as Bill Slim, was a British military commander and the 13th Governor-General of Australia.

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XV Corps (British India)

The XV Corps was a corps-sized formation of the British Indian Army, which was formed in India during World War II.

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XXXIII Corps (British India)

The British Indian XXXIII Corps was a corps-sized formation of the Indian Army during World War II.

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Yangon

Yangon (ရန်ကုန်မြို့, MLCTS rankun mrui,; formerly known as Rangoon, literally: "End of Strife") was the capital of the Yangon Region of Myanmar, also known as Burma.

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Yenangyaung

Yenangyaung (ရေနံချောင်း; literally "stream of oil") is a city in Myanmar, Magway Division.

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Yunnan

Yunnan is a province of the People's Republic of China, located in the far southwest of the country.

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Z Force (Burma)

Z Force was a forward observation force attached to the British General Staff Intelligence that operated in Burma during World War II.

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11th Sikh Regiment

The 11th Sikh Regiment were an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army.

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15th Division (Imperial Japanese Army)

The was an infantry division in the Imperial Japanese Army.

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15th Punjab Regiment

The 15th Punjab Regiment was a regiment of the British Indian Army from 1922 to 1947.

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17th Infantry Division (India)

The 17th Infantry Division is a formation of the Indian Army.

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18th Division (Imperial Japanese Army)

The was an infantry division of the Imperial Japanese Army.

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19th Infantry Division (India)

The 19th Indian Infantry Division was an infantry division of the Indian Army during World War II, and played a prominent part in the final part of the Burma Campaign.

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20th Infantry Division (India)

The 20th Indian Infantry Division was an infantry division of the Indian Army during World War II, formed in India, and took part in the Burma Campaign during World War II.

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24th Mixed Brigade (Imperial Japanese Army)

The 24th Mixed Brigade was a military unit of the Imperial Japanese Army.

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254th Indian Tank Brigade

The 254th Indian Tank Brigade was an armoured brigade of the Indian Army during World War II.

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255th Indian Tank Brigade

The 255th Indian Tank Brigade was an armoured brigade of the Indian Army during World War II.

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268th Indian Infantry Brigade

The 268th Indian Infantry Brigade is an infantry formation of the Indian Army, previously of the British Indian Army.

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2nd Division (Imperial Japanese Army)

The was an infantry division in the Imperial Japanese Army.

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2nd Infantry Division (United Kingdom)

The 2nd Infantry Division was a Regular Army infantry division of the British Army, with a long history.

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31st Division (Imperial Japanese Army)

The was an infantry division of the Imperial Japanese Army.

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33rd Division (Imperial Japanese Army)

The was an infantry division of the Imperial Japanese Army.

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4 Gorkha Rifles

4 Gorkha Rifles is an infantry regiment of the Indian Army comprising Gurkha soldiers of Indian and Nepalese nationality, especially Magars and Gurungs hill tribes of Nepal.

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48th Indian Infantry Brigade

The 48th Infantry Brigade, was raised as the 48 Indian Infantry Brigade, in October 1941, at Secunderabad, India.

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49th Division (Imperial Japanese Army)

The was an infantry division of the Imperial Japanese Army.

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4th Infantry Regiment (Imperial Japanese Army)

The 4th Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment in the Imperial Japanese Army.

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53rd Division (Imperial Japanese Army)

The was an infantry division of the Imperial Japanese Army.

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54th Division (Imperial Japanese Army)

The was an infantry division of the Imperial Japanese Army.

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55th Division (Imperial Japanese Army)

The was an infantry division of the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II.

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56th Division (Imperial Japanese Army)

The was an infantry division of the Imperial Japanese Army.

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5th Infantry Division (India)

The 5th Indian Infantry Division was an infantry division of the Indian Army during World War II that fought in several theatres of war and was nicknamed the "Ball of Fire".

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63rd Indian Infantry Brigade

The 63rd Indian Infantry Brigade was an infantry brigade formation of the Indian Army during World War II.

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7th Duke of Edinburgh's Own Gurkha Rifles

The 7th Gurkha Rifles was a rifle regiment of the British Indian Army comprising Gurkha soldiers of Nepalese origin, before being transferred to the British Army, following India's independence in 1947 and after 1959 designated as the 7th Duke of Edinburgh's Own Gurkha Rifles.

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7th Indian Infantry Division

The 7th Indian Infantry Division was a war-formed infantry division, part of the Indian Army during World War II that saw service in the Burma Campaign.

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9th Indian Infantry Brigade

The 9th Indian Infantry Brigade was an infantry brigade formation of the Indian Army during World War II.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Meiktila_and_Mandalay

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