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Canoe Aids Army In India – Old Photo 1944

This is an old 1944 news photograph titled canoe aids Army in India. Shows members of a signal construction battalion traveling through monsoon land repairing communication lines in the northeast region. After the Japanese captured Rangoon, now Yangon they had planned to enter India through Nagaland.

This necessitated the arrival of around 40000 US army men to India, between 1942-45. To support the British Indian army in the northeast region of Nagaland from the advancing Japanese. See the text on the back of this photo.

Read more in- Battle of Kohima and Battle of Imphal. See my post- Calcutta Night Scene WW2 – Old Photograph 1942. 

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”.

More from the collection- View of Elephanta Caves Bombay – 2 Old Postcards 1910., Reception To The Prince of Wales Mumbai – Old Print 1905., Old Book – Old Delhi 10 Easy Walks 1997., Old Courthouse Street Calcutta – Two Old Postcards 1905

The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, or stock photos or taken from other sources.

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9 x 7 inch

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Unknown British Indian photographer