Indian and Gurkha soldiers, 1944

Indian and Gurkha soldiers, 1944
3 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Indian and Gurkha soldiers inspect captured Japanese ordnance during the Imphal-Kohima battle, 1944.

Photograph, World War Two, 1944.

‘Scraggy’ was the British nickname for one of the hills of the 5,000 foot-high Shenam Saddle which was the scene of intense fighting during the Japanese drive along the Patel road towards Imphal in April 1944. The position was a labyrinth of bunkers; trees were reduced to shattered trunks and the hillsides turned into barren wastes by artillery fire. The result was a field of battle reminiscent of the worst fighting on the Somme during World War One.

© National Army Museum Copyright

buy a print

Select size
 
Select finish
 
How many prints?
 
£20.00
 

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas

image details