The Battle of Kohima Author:Arthur Swinson The Battle of Kohima took place in that part of the world where India and Burma meet. In the spring of 1944 the Japanese army began what Tokyo called "The March on Delhi"; by the summer, the remnants of those "invincible" Japanese troops were struggling back across Burma: at the twin battles of Kohima and Imphal they had met ... more »British and Indian forces head-on. They were beaten in a crucial action which has ranked with Alamein, Midway and Stalingrad as one of the great turning points of World War II.
Arthur Swinson has drawn on many unpublished documents and diaries from Japanese as well as Allied sources.The Battle of Kohima is an immensely vivid portrait of 64 days of heroism in which the author himself participated. It is the third volume in Stein and Day's critically acclaimed series, Great Battles of the Modern World.« less
Sometimes this can be a difficult book to read as the action is hard to follow. Where there are maps provided, only a few are in the detail necessary to follow the action.
This battle and that of Imphal, fought at the same time, decided the war in south Asia. What a shame that it has never received the notice it is due. The agonies, nothing else can describe it, of the British and Indian troops, as well as that of the Japanese, made this battle an epic of endurance.