Volume 17, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


Rangoon fell to the Japanese 33rd Division on March 7, 1942, and was reoccupied by the Indian 26th Division on May 5, 1945. In a footnote on page 541 of the volume under review it is stated that Rangoon is the anglicization of Ran-kon which in Burmese means “war ended” or “end of strife.” The intervening three years were years of painful retreat by an unprepared and undermanned army accompanied by many hundreds of civilians, of the build-up of men, matériel, road, rail and air communications, of attack and counter-attack, of the headlong final allied advance and rout of the invader. All of this took place in the most difficult of circumstances and over the most inhospitable terrain; tropical rain-forest with swamps and creeks, mountains and plains traversed by broad rivers whose courses were subject to change during the monsoon season.


Article metrics loading...

The graphs shown below represent data from March 2017
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error