Osprey Publishing CAM289 Burma Road 194344

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Myitkyina was a vital objective in the Allied re-conquest of Burma in
1943-44. Following the disastrous retreat from Burma in April 1942, China
had become isolated from re-supply except for the dangerous air route for US
transports over the Himalaya Mountains. The Burma Road, which ran from
Lashio (south of Myitkyina) through the mountains to Kunming was closed as a
supply route from Rangoon after the Japanese conquest. Without military
assistance, China would be forced to surrender and Imperial Japanese Army
forces could be diverted to other Pacific war zones.

This is the history of the ambitious joint Allied assault led by American
Lt. Gen. Joseph W Stilwell and featuring British, American and Chinese
forces as they clashed with three skilled regiments of the Japanese 18th
Division. Packed with first-hand accounts, specially commissioned artwork,
maps and illustrations and dozens of rare photographs this book reveals the
incredible Allied attack on Myitkyina.


Jon Diamond is a practising physician who has had a life-long interest in
military history. A graduate of Cornell University, Jon has been on the
faculties of Harvard Medical School and Pennsylvania State University. He
has served as a civilian attendee to the United States Army War College
National Security Seminar in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and has written a
significant number of articles and papers including over fifteen for
Military Heritage Presents WW II History. He has just completed a book on
David Low's Cartoons and the British Policy of Appeasement. He resides in
Hershey, Pennsylvania.Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by
contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied illustration at
Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books,
predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen
wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.


Origins of the campaign


Opposing commanders

Opposing armies

Orders of battle

Opposing plans

The operation


The battlefields today

Further reading


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