American Soldiers Victory Parade At Delhi WW2, 1945 Photo
A rare view of American soldiers in a victory parade at Delhi in WW2 is shown in this 1944 photo. A detachment of American soldiers is seen at a victory parade in Delhi at the end of WWII in 1945. Calcutta had emerged as one of the most important fulcrums for coordinating the movement of men, material, and money during the Second World War. There was an advent of US troops in the city from 1942 onwards.
Thousands of American soldiers arrived in India when the China-Burma-India (CBI) operations began in 1942. They stayed on American or Allied bases in Calcutta (Kolkata), Assam, Manipur, and Nagaland. The Japanese had won victory after victory, extending their empire from Wake Island in the Pacific to Malaya and Singapore in Southeast Asia. The Japanese were already driving into Burma, capturing the capital of Rangoon. However, the Indian, American, and Burmese soldiers put up a brave front in routing the Japanese troops. Thus defeating them in most of Burma by May 1945.
Did you know – American servicemen were advised to steer clear of British Indian politics.
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