Honour - BURMA 1944-45
After the failure of the final Japanese thrust to enter India had failed
with the epic battle at Imphal and Kohima. The British moved forward, but
the country was as difficult for them as it had been for the Japanese.
So an assault was made on the Arakan with key objectives being the islands of Akyab and Ramree. Whose capture would give advanced airbases in South Burma and support the thrust on Rangoon.
The ongoing campaign also required the support of large air and naval forces. Within 3 months the Japanese forces in Burma had been destroyed and the Allied advance continued until the war ended suddenly with the dropping of the atomic bombs on Japan.
The Royal Navy forces used were built up steadily as they were released from the European Theatre and transferred to the Far East against the forces of Japan.
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