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Divisions of the Indian Army - Chindits, 8th Infantry Division, 4th Infantry Division, 5th Infantry Division, 10th Indian Infantry Division, 17th INF (Paperback) Loot Price: R343
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 31. Chapters: Chindits, 8th Infantry Division, 4th Infantry Division, 5th Infantry Division, 10th Indian Infantry Division, 17th Infantry Division, 36th Infantry Division, 20th Infantry Division, Order of Battle of the Chindits, 11th Infantry Division, 19th Infantry Division, 44th Airborne Division, 39th Infantry Division, 31st Indian Armoured Division, 2nd Infantry Division, 1st Armoured Division, 32nd Indian Armoured Division, 43rd Armoured Division, 44th Armoured Division, 21st Infantry Division, 12th Infantry Division, 34th Infantry Division. Excerpt: The Chindits (officially in 1943 77th Indian Infantry Brigade and in 1944 3rd Indian Infantry Division) were a British India "Special Force" that served in Burma and India in 1943 and 1944 during the Burma Campaign in World War II. They were formed into long range penetration groups trained to operate deep behind Japanese lines. The operations were marked by prolonged marches though extremely difficult terrain by underfed troops weakened by malaria and illnesses such as dysentery. The Chindits were the brainchild of the British army's most unconventional commander of WW2: Orde Wingate. A continuing controversy over the force has centered around the extremely high casualty rate which it suffered and the military value of its achievements. The Chindits were the brainchild of British Brigadier Orde Charles Wingate when he was serving under Archibald Wavell, the Supreme Commander of the Far Eastern Theatre in India. The name was suggested by Captain Aung Thin (DSO) of the Burma Army. Chindit is a corrupted form of the suggested name of the Burmese mythical beast Chinthe or Chinthay, statues of which guarded Buddhist temples. In the East African Campaign of 1940-41, Wingate had begun to explore the ideas that he later used with the Chindits, when he created and commanded a mixed...

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Imprint: University-Press.Org
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Source Wikipedia
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 32
ISBN-13: 978-1-230-56591-0
Barcode: 9781230565910
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-230-56591-4

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