US Army In British India During WWII, 1944 Photo
An old 1944 news photo of US Army men help repair telephone lines in British India during WWII. The photo shows members of a signals military unit repairing broken-down communication lines in the northeast region. Thousands of US army soldiers arrived in India to strengthen the British Indian army against Japanese invasion.
After the Japanese captured Rangoon (Yangon) they had planned to enter India through Nagaland. This necessitated reinforcements of the British Indian army. Thus the arrival of around 40,000 US army men to India between 1942-45. The reinforcement did help to push back the advancing Japanese army to Burma which they had successfully occupied earlier.
Did you know- a poll conducted in 2014 by Britain’s National Army Museum for Britain’s greatest battle, the “battle of Kohima” voted as the winner sidelining “Waterloo” and “D-Day”.
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