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  Northeast India - GoDelhi
Kohima, now the state capital of Nagaland, is situated at an altitude of 1495 mts.
At Kohima – forenoon take a walk or a car tour around the Garrison Hill area to revisit the Battle of Kohima – hear about the stories of the war as it happened then.
The cathedral in Aradurah Spur is an important landmark of Kohima.
www.godelhi.net /Pilgrimag.htm   (935 words)

  
  Kohima Summary
Above Kohima, the old village Bara Basti—once an impregnable stronghold—boasts a wooden gate adorned with a scimitar of horns of buffalo to greet the visitor as a commemoration of the bravery of the Angami Nagas, one of the sixteen Naga tribes.
In 1944 during World War II the Battle of Kohima along with the simultaneous Battle of Imphal was the turning point in the Burma Campaign.
Kohima has a large cemetery for the Allied war dead maintained by the Commonwealth Graves Commission.The cemetery lies on the slopes of Garrison Hill which was the scene of intense fighting.The verse carved on the memorial of the 2nd British Division in the cemetery
www.bookrags.com /Kohima   (551 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: King's Regiment   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Battle of Guillemont was a British assault on the German-held village of Guillemont during the 1916 Battle of the Somme.
The Battle of Morval, which began on 25 September 1916, was an attack by the British Fourth Army on the German-held villages of Morval, Gueudecourt and Lesboeufs during the Battle of the Somme.
The Battle of the Ancre Heights was a prolonged battle of attrition in October 1916 during the Battle of the Somme.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/King%27s-Regiment   (5564 words)

  
 Stand at Kohima
Kohima was isolated in the Japanese advance towards India and without an air-strip the small garrison of 3,500 faced 15,000 Japanese.
At the start of the battle the garrison held all these hillocks but as they were forced back the Japanese began to take control of them till only one remained in the defenders hands.
The fighting at Kohima was so close that even the District Commissioner's garden was divided between the opposing forces, the Japanese holding his bungalow, to take it the British drove a tank up to the front door and released shells into it.
www.britain-at-war.org.uk /html/body_stand_at_kohima.htm   (1701 words)

  
 Kohima
Kohima has a large cemetery for the Allied war dead maintained by the Commonwealth Graves Commission.The cemetery lies on the slopes of Garrison Hill which was the scene of intense fighting.The verse carved on the memorial of the 2nd British Division in the cemetery
The main inhabitants of Kohima are the Angamis, Lotha and the Rengmas.The town of Kohima is located at the foot of the mountain on which Kohima village stands.
Kohima is the only town in India that does not have street names and the houses are unnumbered.
www.governpub.com /Capitals-K/Kohima.php   (191 words)

  
 Battle of Kohima
The Battle of Kohima was a battle of the Burma Campaign in World War II, fought around the town of Kohima in northeast India from April 4 to June 22 1944.
The relief and clearance of Kohima began on April 18 and ended on June 22 when British and Indian troops from Kohima and Imphal met at Milestone 110, formally ending the sieges of Imphal and Kohima.
At both Kohima and Imphal, the army was entirely reliant on supply by the Royal Air Force (RAF) until the road from Dimapur was cleared.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/b/ba/battle_of_kohima.html   (651 words)

  
 Kohima, India
Kohima is the hilly capital of Nagaland, it is located at the foot of the mountain.
The population of Kohima consists of all of the 16 tribes of Nagaland.
Kohima has a large cemetery, which lies on the slopes of Garrison Hill and was the scene of intense fighting.
www.planetware.com /india/kohima-ind-naga-kohima.htm   (167 words)

  
 Battle of Kohima Information
The Battle of Kohima was a critical battle of the Burma Campaign in World War II, fought around the town of Kohima in northeast India from April 4 to June 22 1944.
At this point, the small British force at Kohima was relieved, and from April 18 to June 22, British and Indian reinforcements counter-attacked to drive the Japanese from the positions they had captured.
In 1944, Kohima was the administrative centre of Nagaland.
www.bookrags.com /Battle_of_Kohima   (2370 words)

  
 Battle of the Tennis Court - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
The Battle of the Tennis Court was the turning point in the Battle of Kohima in North East India from April 4 - June 22 1944.
By the morning of May 13, most of the positions in the Kohima region had been re-taken by the British and Indian forces; a few, among them the DC's bungalow, were still holding out against the Dorsets and their supporting tanks.
This battle was ultimately to prove to be the turning point of the Battle of Kohima which was the turning point of the Burma Campaign.
www.music.us /education/B/Battle-of-the-Tennis-Court.htm   (846 words)

  
 News | Gainesville.com | The Gainesville Sun | Gainesville, Fla.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The battle ended on June 22 when British and Indian troops from Kohima and Imphal met at Milestone 109, ending the siege of Imphal.
The battle was fought as a result of the Japanese plan, codenamed U-GO, to invade India.
Kohima has a large cemetery for the Allied war dead maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
www.gainesville.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Battle_of_Kohima   (2443 words)

  
 Kohima, India
Kohima is a small hill town which serves as the capital of India's north eastern border state of Nagaland.
The main inhabitants of Kohima are the Angamis, Lotha and the Rengmas.The town of Kohima is located at the foot of the mountain on which Kohima village stands.
Kohima is the only town in India that does not have street names and the houses are unnumbered.
www.creekin.net /c4158-n85-kohima-india.html   (129 words)

  
 IBNLive : deborshi chaki's Blog
Kohima war cemetery is one of the most powerful reminders of this fact as you wander among graves thinking of men who died fighting each other in an alien land.....
In the heart of Kohima town in Nagaland the Kohima War Cemetery is one of the most touching tributes to the Second World War heroes and one of the few where soldiers are buried on the very spot where they had died.
The cemetery also has graves of men from the Kohima Garrison; a force of a mere 800 men who kept on fighting for their lives and honour and held the Japanese advance for 13 long days, till a larger British force relieved them, allowing a few of them to live and narrate their chilling saga.
www.ibnlive.com /blogs/blog_entry.php?id=7486&author_id=187   (978 words)

  
 Kohima in India
Kohima, the seat of administration of Nagaland, is a beautiful town and a charming hill station perched at an altitude of 1495 m above sea level, in north-eastern India.
Kohima is situated along the National Highway 39, 145 km to the north of Imphal.
Kohima was founded by the British alongside the large Angami village of Kohima for administrative reasons.
www.india9.com /i9show/13837.htm   (229 words)

  
 WW2DB: Battle of Imphal-Kohima
At the same time, Lieutenant General Kotoku Sato's 31st Division was to attack Kohima, a town on a major road into Imphal and a major administrative center of the state of Nagaland and the location of an important airfield at Dimapur.
Kohima was weakly defended; the only troops present were men of the 161st Brigade, the Assam Regiment, and some of the paramilitary Assam Rifles.
Nevertheless, the Japanese troops were drove out of the Kohima region by the end of May; with 38 3.7-inch mountain howitzers, 48 25-pound field guns, and 2 5.5-inch medium guns, the Japanese could hardly hold their line for an extended amount of time.
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 India, Indian States, India States, Indian hotels, Indian News and Indian Tourism, India Travel
The Battle of Kohima was a critical battle of the Burma Campaign in World War II, fought around the town of Kohima in northeast India from April 4 to June 22 1944.
At this point, the small British force at Kohima was relieved, and from April 18 to June 22, British and Indian reinforcements counter-attacked to drive the Japanese from the positions they had captured.
At both Kohima and Imphal, the army relied entirely on supply by the Royal Air Force (RAF) until the road from Dimapur was cleared.
www.nagalandin.org /wiki-Battle_of_Kohima   (2911 words)

  
 Kohima, Kohima Travel, Kohima Tours, Kohima Travel Guide, Kohima Tourism
Lapped in the eastern frontiers of the Himalayan mountain range, Kohima is marked by an unhurried pace of life, calm and serene environs and fresh, unpolluted air, which make a welcome change for a jaded city dweller.
Kohima was founded alongside the large Angami village known as Kohima Village.
Around 10 km from Kohima is the village of Khonoma that abounds in stories of valor and courage.
www.indianvisit.com /ivnew/destinationguides/adventure/kohima.htm   (1090 words)

  
 One Stop Detox: Cleanse Books: NOT ORDINARY MEN: The Story of the Battle of Kohima (Pen & Sword Military Classics)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
To the north, however, the entire Japanese 31 Division had crossed the Chindwin and, on April 5, arrived at the hill-station and road junction of Kohima, cutting off Imphal except by air, from the supply point at Dimpapur.
Kohima was initially manned by only 266 men of the Assam Regiment and a few hundred convalescents and administrative troops.
They were joined, on April 5, by 440 men of the Fourth Battalion of the Royal West Kent Regiment, straight from the Battle of Arakan.
www.onestopdetox.com /detox2-1000-0850529670-NOT_ORDINARY_MEN_The_Story_of_the_Battle_of_Kohima_Pen_Sword_Military_Classics.html   (237 words)

  
 @Nagaland.faithweb.com - writers bloc - The Battle of Kohima
The Japanese were then to turn their attention on the garrison of Kohima itself and, after taking the town, were to move north to cut the main railway.
The Japanese surged over the Kohima ridge, cut the roads, and isolated Kohima itself, which stands 5,000 feet high on a saddle in the Naga hills, and was little more than a scattering of thatched huts in the midst of banks of rhododendrons.
The battle was murderous and the supply line was in the air, and by parachute.
nagaland.faithweb.com /articles/battle_of_kohima.html   (1205 words)

  
 Science Fair Projects - Kohima
Kohima is a small hill town which serves as the capital of India's north eastern border state of Nagaland.
In 1944 during World War II the Battle of Kohima along with the simultaneous Battle of Imphal was the turning point in the Burma Campaign.
For the first time in South-East Asia the Japanese lost the initiative to the Allies which they then retained until the end of the war.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Kohima   (263 words)

  
 Col John Kenyon, hero of Battle of Kohima, passes away - Printer Friendly Page - World - Telugu Portal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Colonel John Kenyon, who won a military award for his key role as a mountain gunner in the critical battle of Kohima in India's north-east during World War II, has died at the age of 84.
His role during the battle of Kohima has been described in some detail in the obituaries in the British press.
The ability of the mules to operate in conditions inaccessible to vehicle-transported guns was a war-winning factor".
www.teluguportal.net /modules/news/print.php?storyid=23837   (414 words)

  
 The Battle of Kohima in The AnswerBank: History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Battle of Kohima has been compared to the siege of Stalingrad and, from another war, to the Somme.
High in the Naga hills on the North-East Frontier of India, close to the borders with Assam and Burma, the hill-station of Kohima was a vital first step on the Japanese military advance on India itself, launched on 6 March 1944.
The attacks on Kohima lasted until June: 64 days in which the outcome of the War in Asia was in the balance.
www.theanswerbank.co.uk /Article3344.html   (515 words)

  
 Battle Honours
A battle honour is an official acknowledgement rewarded to military units for their achievements in specific wars or operations of a military campaign.
Battle honours are usually presented in the form of a name of a country, a region or a city where the regiment's distinguished act took place together with the year when it occurred.
Although the granting of battle honours had already been in place at the time (for example Gibraltar, Dettingen, Plassey, Minden etc), it was not until 1784 that Infantry units were authorized to bear battle honours on their colours.
www.army.mod.uk /infantry/regts/the_rifles/history_traditions/battle_honours/index.htm   (4785 words)

  
 Kohima - Battle and Veterans - David Horsfield memoirs
Kohima, on the borders of India in a corner of Assam, gives its name to a great and decisive battle fought and won against the Japanese in 1944.
The 2nd Division provided the British contribution to the battle and this was the link for me between the early and the later part of this tale.
Several of the participants are very lame but they fight their way round with the same determination that they showed in the battle itself, paying honour to their comrades who did not survive the battle and the many other comrades who have died since.
www.davidhorsfield.org.uk /ch46.asp   (926 words)

  
 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News
The Battle of the Tennis Court was the turning point in the Battle of Kohima in North East India from April 4 – June 22 1944.
But on April 14 the Japanese did not launch an attack and on the 15th British troops on Kohima ridge heard that the British 2nd Division were attacking along the Dimapur-Kohima road and had broken through Japanese road blocks.
Around May 15 the Japanese 31st Division began a to withdraw and fresh British troops from XXXIII Corps began to reinforce and relieve members of the 2nd Division and 33rd and 161st Indian Brigades.
www.the-dispatch.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Battle_of_the_Tennis_Court   (528 words)

  
 @Nagaland.faithweb.com - writers bloc - The Battle of Kohima
But the tiny Kohima Museum is bursting at the seams with thousands of items of memorabilia recovered from the summer campaign of more that 46 years ago.
But the episode was lamentably relegated to a chapter in a campaign which the troops who took part resentfully admitted was the "Forgotten War." Reporter George Oliver has been to the museum in York and also examined the chilling personal accounts of the combat held in the archives of the DLI Museum in Durham.....
THE hill town of Kohima was in peacetime a small colonial backwater in the North East Indian province of Assam - the official seat of a District Commissioner.
nagaland.faithweb.com /articles/battle_of_kohima1.html   (1484 words)

  
 BOND: British Overseas NGOs for Development.
The Kohima Educational Trust was founded by the British veterans of the Battle of Kohima, which took place in 1944.
In the course of the battle, the Naga residents of Kohima and adjacent villages fought as allies against the invading Japanese.
The current trustees are either veterans of the battle or serving officers in the contemporary 2nd Division, which was the largest formation involved in 1944, or sons or daughters of veterans who have been to Kohima.
www.bond.org.uk /database/members/Default.asp?strRequest=memberdetails&intOrgID=2840   (233 words)

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