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This work focuses on the experience, tactics, training and weapons of the British soldier from the Fall of Malaya and Singapore until the Reconquest of Burma. It covers jungle warfare training in India and the ensuing action in Burma, tracing the development of tactics and doctrine: this formed the basis for the victories in the Arakan and the battles of Kohima and Imphal. Uniforms, equipment and weapons developed for jungle warfare are all covered. Other aspects such as the soldier's view of India, the entertainment available on leave, food rationing and other supplies such as cigarettes, the introduction of the forces newspaper SEAC, and the medical problems of malaria are covered.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841764481
ISBN-10: 1841764485
Format: Paperback
(245mm x 184mm x 7mm)
Pages: 64
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 20-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mr Alan Jeffreys

Alan Jeffreys is a Head of Collection at the Imperial War Museum in London, UK. His MPhil dissertation taken at the Department of War Studies, Kings College London, studied the development of jungle warfare training and tactics in Africa and the Far East. Alan is also a consultant to the Land Mine Group, and this has enabled him to visit many areas of conflict in the world. His other areas of interest include the Indian Army, and gunner and artillery tactics in World War I.

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