domingo, 10 de octubre de 2010

(en) The capture of Mandalay. World War II photograph

It was announced on March 5th that as a result of a dramatic surprise thrust by a strong armoured column, British and Indian troops of the 19th Indian Division Dagger Division had fought their way to Mandalay.
Twelve day later, Fort Dufferin, last remaining stronghold of the Japonese in the city, fell into British hand
The fort is a square with sides a mile and a quarter long, right in the heart of Mandalay
Picture shows
General Ress, 19th Divisional Commander, directing the Battle of Mandalay

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