Indian and Gurkha soldiers, 1944

Indian and Gurkha soldiers, 1944
3 3 c m
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.

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NAM. 1998-01-154

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