Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique book reproduces twenty important government documents, reports, and studies dealing with World War Two military dramas involving the Chindits, Orde Wingate, the Burma Campaign, China and India.
When asked about World War II, most military scholars easily recall the operations that took place in the North African, European or Pacific Theaters. However, seldom does one hear much about the remote campaign that took place in the South-East Asian Theater - the Burma Campaign. Although mostly ignored or forgotten, the campaign in Burma was arguably one of the most complex and demanding campaigns of World War II. Last priority in the overall war effort, the Burma Campaign, nicknamed "the forgotten front" and "the shoestring theater", offers significant lessons for those who today study the operational art. In the World War II setting, Burma was an economy of force theater in the truest sense. Allied efforts in Europe and the Pacific would eclipse Burma in all respects, especially in the competition for scarce resources. This was to have grave consequences for the operational planners.
Guerrilla Forces - Can We Support Them? * The Light Infantry Division: No Tool for the Tactical Commander * Burma Campaigns: Battles Over Lines of Communication * Magic and Ultra in the China-Burma-India Theater * Field Marshal William J. Slim: The Great General and the Breaking of the Glass Ceiling * What Lessons Does the Burma Campaign Hold? * Historical Analysis of the 1st Air Commando Group Operations in the CBI Theater * Compound Warfare: That Fatal Knot * Red Teaming: Past and Present * To Hell With The Paperwork: Deciphering the Culture of the Air Commandos * Marine Raider Battalions: A Case Study in Distributed Operations * Merrill's Marauders: Combined Operations in Northern Burma in 1944 * Air Supply in the Burma Campaigns * Gap Crossings: Not Just a Tactical Problem * Slim Chance: The Pivotal Role of Air Mobility in the Burma Campaign * Field Marshal Slim - Theoretical Thinking and the Impact of Theory on Campaign Planning * Counterinsurgency Theoretical And Practical Principles * Strategic and Operational Importance of Peleliu During the Pacific War * Gliders of World War II: "The Bastards No One Wanted" * Unconventional Warfare at the Operational Level: The Chindits in Burma in World War II
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