Forgotten Armies

FORGOTTEN ARMIES recorded that it was impossible to conceive of the vast Arakan battle , still less the looming fact of the independence of India and Pakistan . British India seemed to have survived once again as it had survived every ...

Forgotten Armies

Forgotten Armies

In the early stages of the Second World War, the vast crescent of British-ruled territories stretching from India to Singapore appeared as a massive Allied asset. It provided scores of soldiers and great quantities of raw materials and helped present a seemingly impregnable global defense against the Axis. Yet, within a few weeks in 1941-42, a Japanese invasion had destroyed all this, sweeping suddenly and decisively through south and southeast Asia to the Indian frontier, and provoking the extraordinary revolutionary struggles which would mark the beginning of the end of British dominion in the East and the rise of today's Asian world. More than a military history, this gripping account of groundbreaking battles and guerrilla campaigns creates a panoramic view of British Asia as it was ravaged by warfare, nationalist insurgency, disease, and famine. It breathes life into the armies of soldiers, civilians, laborers, businessmen, comfort women, doctors, and nurses who confronted the daily brutalities of a combat zone which extended from metropolitan cities to remote jungles, from tropical plantations to the Himalayas. Drawing upon a vast range of Indian, Burmese, Chinese, and Malay as well as British, American, and Japanese voices, the authors make vivid one of the central dramas of the twentieth century: the birth of modern south and southeast Asia and the death of British rule.

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Forgotten Armies
Language: en
Pages: 555
Authors: Christopher Alan Bayly, Timothy Norman Harper, Senior Lecturer in History Fellow Tim Harper
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Harvard University Press

In the early stages of the Second World War, the vast crescent of British-ruled territories stretching from India to Singapore appeared as a massive Allied asset. It provided scores of soldiers and great quantities of raw materials and helped present a seemingly impregnable global defense against the Axis. Yet, within
Lost Shores, Forgotten Peoples
Language: en
Pages: 269
Authors: Lawrence H. Feldman
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Duke University Press

A collection of original narratives by missionaries and conquistadors of little-known Mayan peoples, the Manché Chol.
Forgotten Detroit
Language: en
Pages: 127
Authors: Paul Vachon
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

Detroiters know their history well. Founded in 1701 by Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, the city subsisted on a variety of industries: fur trading, stove building, and, of course, the automobile. Names such as Henry Ford and Charles Lindbergh resonate in Detroiters' common memory. Detroit's meteoric rise during the 20th
A Forgotten Empire (Vijayanagar)
Language: en
Pages: 427
Authors: Robert Sewell, Fernão Nunes, Domingos Paes
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Asian Educational Services

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Forgotten Men and Fallen Women
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Holly Allen
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-09 - Publisher: Cornell University Press

Holly Allen explores popular and official narratives of forgotten manhood, fallen womanhood, and other social and moral archetypes during the Great Depression and the Second World War.

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