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Extra info for A record of Buddhistic Kingdoms : being an account by the Chinese monk Fâ-Hien of his travels in India and Ceylon (A.D. 399-414) in search of the Buddhist books of discipline translated and annotated with a Corean recension of the Chinese text by James
AB/AWH) 8 Much of the field artillery had to be towed by jeeps due to the very difficult nature of the terrain. (AB/AWH) 9 Senior officers in a jeep passing troops at Mandalay. The jeep became a vital tool in the Burma campaign. (AB/AWH) 10 25-pounder guns; a workhorse of the Commonwealth artillery arm. (AB/AWH) 11 Commonwealth troops manning a light anti-tank gun. Although there was relatively little Japanese armour deployed to Burma, anti-tank weapons proved to be very useful against Japanese bunkers.
Hickman, The Dawn Comes Up Like Thunder (AB/AWH)) 2 Roads in Burma were prone to landslides and this often delayed the delivery of vital supplies. (AB/AWH) 3 Burmese landscape. Much of the campaign took place in mountainous terrain with fast-flowing rivers. (AB/AWH) 4 Kohima Ridge looking south from the air. (Author’s collection) 5 A Grant tank loaded onto a raft for a river crossing. (AB/AWH) 6 General Stopford. (Author’s collection) 7 Medium artillery. (AB/AWH) 8 Much of the field artillery had to be towed by jeeps due to the very difficult nature of the terrain.
4 Kohima Ridge looking south from the air. (Author’s collection) Defeating the Netherlands and seizing the Dutch East Indies would very probably have been a manageable task for the Japanese armed forces, except for the fact that Britain and France would almost certainly go to war to protect the general principle of European colonialism; furthermore, even if America stood back from the ensuing conflict, she was very likely to provide non-military support to prevent Japanese expansion. The start of the war in Europe in 1939 did not change the picture immediately, but the German offensive of May 1940 revealed the weakness of the European powers.
A record of Buddhistic Kingdoms : being an account by the Chinese monk Fâ-Hien of his travels in India and Ceylon (A.D. 399-414) in search of the Buddhist books of discipline translated and annotated with a Corean recension of the Chinese text by James by Fa Xian; James Legge