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  Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Fourteenth Army (United Kingdom)
Fourteenth Army, part of the British 11th Army Group, became responsible for operations against the Japanese.
The Fourteenth Army was supported by the Women's Auxiliary Service (Burma) who provided a canteen service for the troops of Burma Command and moved down through the country with the Army.
There were many units and formations from the British Army but the majority of the army was built around the British Indian Army, which was stated to be the greatest all-volunteer army the world had yet seen.
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  British Fourteenth Army - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The British Fourteenth Army, in spite of its name, was a multinational force: most of its units were from the Indian Army and there were also significant contributions from East African divisions within the British Army.
Offensive operations under the command of Fourteenth Army then paused for the rest of the war, whilst an offensive to retake Malaya by amphibious landing, Operation Zipper, was planned.
Fourteenth Army was renamed Malaya Command on 1 November 1945.
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 British 11th Army Group - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The British 11th Army Group was the main British Army force in Southeast Asia.
During the advance to be made in Northern combat area from Ledo to Myitkyina to cover the building of the Ledo Road, it was essential that this attack was co-ordinated with the attacks further south to prevent the Japanese concentrating large numbers of reserves for a counter attack on any one front.
The Fourteenth Army still under the command of General Slim was responsible for the Central Front and was by far the largest component of ALFSEA.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_11th_Army_Group   (635 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: British Fourteenth Army
The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British military.
The British Twelfth Army was formed on May 28, Burma from the Fourteenth Army, which was being withdrawn to plan for Operation Zipper, the planned invasion of Malaya by amphibious assualt, which was due to take place in August 1945.
Fourteenth Army was low profile, but within its limited powers, it made a good contribution towards Allied victory over Japan The Federation of Malaya, or in Malay Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, was formed in 1948 from the British settlements of Penang and Malacca and the nine Malay states and replaced the Malayan Union.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/British-Fourteenth-Army   (1384 words)

  
 Fourteenth Army
British and American armies were poised to invade Italy, Hitler's Axis partner, but it was clear that ultimate victory in Europe would hinge on a cross-channel attack from the British Isles into France.
The American Fourteenth Army included XXXIII Corps (17th Division, 59th Division) and XXXVII Corps (25th Division, 11th Division, 48th Division), while the British 4th Army was composed of 2nd Corps (55th Division, 61st Division, 80th Division, 35th Division), 7th Corps (5th Division, 58th Division), and 2nd Airborne Division.
German agents caught by the British and now "turned" were used to radio bits and pieces of information about chance encounters with talkative officers, observed troop movements, bumper numbers seen parked at a pub, rumors of high-ranking visits to such-and-such a division, and so on and so on.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/army/14army.htm   (1270 words)

  
 World War II - the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In December of 1944, the German Army madeits last major offensive in the West, attempting to capture the vital port of Antwerpand cripple the Allies in the Battle of the Bulge.
Further south the mainJapanese army in the theater were fought to a standstill on the Burma India frontier by the British Fourteenth Army (the "forgotten" army), which thencounter-attacked and having recaptured all of Burma was planning attacks towards Malaya when the war ended.
In the first months of the war the British Government ordered the RAF to adhere strictly to the draft rules, but thisrestriction was progressively relaxed and abandoned altogether in 1942.
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 World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In December of 1944, the German Army made its last major offensive in the West, attempting to capture the vital port of Antwerp and cripple the Allies in the Battle of the Bulge.
Further south the main Japanese army in the theatre were fought to a standstill on the Burma-India frontier by the British Fourteenth Army (the "Forgotten Army"), which then counter-attacked, and having recaptured all of Burma was planning attacks towards Malaya when the war ended.
British, Indian and Australian forces counterattacked (see Operation Compass), but this offensive stopped in 1941 when much of the Commonwealth forces were transferred to Greece to defend it from German attack.
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 Ledo Road - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Before the war the British had prospected the for a road from Assam into north Burma and British engineers, had surveyed the route for a road for the first eighty miles.
On the December 1 1942, British General Sir Archibald Wavell, the supreme commander of the Far Eastern Theatre, agreed with General Stilwell to make the Ledo Road an American NCAC operation.
My British engineers, who had surveyed the trace for the road for the first eighty miles [130 km], were quite confident about that.
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 vermont
Shortly afterward the Continental Congress authorized an army regiment of Green Mountain Rangers that fought under the command of Seth Warner.
That July, British general John Burgoyne, leading an army from Canada to the Hudson River, recaptured Fort Ticonderoga and sent Vermont settlers scurrying south.
Almost 35,000, one of four adult males, served in the army during the Civil War, and casualty rates were among the highest of any state.
vermont.50ustates.net   (3057 words)

  
 British Fourteenth Army
The British Fourteenth Army was formed in 1943 in eastern India.
It is referred to as the forgotten army because its operations were often overlooked by the contemporary press, and have remained more obscure than those of the corresponding formations in Europe to this day.
They attacked the centre of Fourteenth Army, at Kohima and Imphal.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/british_fourteenth_army   (568 words)

  
 Central Burma
Against increasing resistance from the Japanese 33d Army, Sultan's forces moved south from Myitkyina with the British 36th Division to the west, the Chinese 50th Division in the center, and the 30th and 38th Chinese Divisions along with the MARS Task Force on the east.
Whether using the Hump air corridor to supply Chennault's Fourteenth Air Force in China, or flying vital supplies to OSS Detachment 101's scattered guerrilla units, air supply was critical to the Allied campaign in Burma.
Despite the classic victory won by the British Fourteenth Army and the epic construction of the Stilwell Road in Burma, the successful campaigns by MacArthur and Nimitz in the Pacific relegated Burma, the link between India and China, to a position of little strategic importance for completing the triumph over Japan.
www.army.mil /cmh/brochures/centburma/centburma.htm   (5852 words)

  
 Articles - Burma Campaign   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The British commander in Burma, Lieutenant General Sir Thomas Hutton was removed from command shortly before Rangoon fell in March 1942.
On his right, the British 36th Division, brought in to replace the Chindits, made contact with the Indian 19th Division near Indaw on December 10, 1944, and Fourteenth Army and NCAC now had a continuous front.
Fourteenth Army (now under Lieutenant General Miles Dempsey) and XV Corps had returned to India to plan the next stage of the campaign to re-take south east Asia.
www.gaple.com /articles/Burma_Campaign   (7590 words)

  
 Canadians in South East Asia - Veterans Affairs Canada
Two dozen Canadian Army officers were attached to the British Fourteenth Army in Burma and South East Asia Command Headquarters as 'observers' during the latter part of 1944.
In the summer of 1944, and again in the spring of 1945, contingents of the Veterans were employed as 'mule skinners', escorting shiploads of mules from the United States to India and eventually the jungles of Assam and the Arakan where they were much needed for transportation.
Two Canadian pilots were captured while leading a makeshift force of RAF groundcrew, British Army anti-aircraft gunners and Dutch colonial infantry in hand-to-hand fighting against the invaders.
www.vac-acc.gc.ca /general/sub.cfm?source=history/secondwar/asia/cansouthasia   (704 words)

  
 Army Air Forces in World War II
(Fourteenth Air Force): In China, 2 B-25s bomb the runway at Hengyang Airfield; 30 P-40s attack gun positions, troop concentrations, and sampans in the Hengyang and Changning areas; 20 P-40s hit similar targets S of Changsha, W of Pengtse, and in the Siangtan area; and 12 P-51s damage a bridge at Yangtien.
Mission 639: 248 of 252 B-24s drop supplies to the First Allied Airborne Army in the Netherlands; intense flak downs 7 B-24s, 6 are damaged beyond repair and 154 damaged; 1 airman is KIA, 26 WIA and 61 MIA.
In France, the detachment of the 23d Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, 5th Photographic Reconnaissance Group [attached to 3d Photographic Group (Reconnaissance)], moves from Satolas-et-Bonce to Dijon with F-5s (squadron is based at Valence); the 111th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, XII Tactical Air Command, moves from Satolas-et-Bonce to Dijon with F-6s.
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 SingaporeMoms - Parenting Encyclopedia - Northern Combat Area Command
When British and Chinese forces had been bundled out of Burma at the start of 1942, some Chinese forces had been obliged to retreat to India, rather than to China.
So his command should be placed under 11th Army Group at the same level as the Fourteenth which was under the command of General William Slim.
For example, as Chief of Staff to Chiang, he was often needed in Chungking, the Chinese capital, and as Deputy Allied Supreme Commander he was needed at HQ South East Asia Command at Khandy in Ceylon and as NCAC commander he was required to be relatively near the frontline in Burma.
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 Advanced PCB Resources : World WarII
Isolated engagements occurred during this period, including the sinking of the HMS Royal Oak in the British port of Scapa Flow and bombings of the naval bases at Rosyth and Scapa Flow by the Luftwaffe.
Japanese forces simultaneously invaded the British possessions of Malaya and Borneo and the American occupied Philippines, with the intention of seizing the oilfields of the Dutch East Indies.
Further south the main Japanese army in the theater were fought to a standstill on the Burma India frontier by the British Fourteenth Army (the "forgotten" army) which then counter-attacked and having recaptured all of Burma was planning attacks towards Malaya when the war ended.
www.advancedpcb.com /world-war11.html   (4997 words)

  
 WarMuseum.ca - Democracy at War - The Burma Campaigns, 1941-1945 - Operations
Army troops held the Japanese at Kohima and Imphal for more than eighty days, until the monsoon rains started.
Army began the offensive which led to the recapture of Rangoon in April 1945.
army, which was very dependent on air support in an area with few roads.
www.warmuseum.ca /cwm/newspapers/operations/burma_e.html   (340 words)

  
 Synchronization, NWC Review, Autumn 1996   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
An early scheme that called for staggered amphibious operations on opposite sides of the island was scrapped in favor of a proposal to concentrate Allied strength at adjacent assault beaches in the southern half of the island.
The Japanese elements defending Meiktila from a British force they had had no reason to believe was approaching, could not hope for reinforcements, because the reserves were racing north to meet what seemed to be a British thrust across the Irrawaddy.
Army doctrine, as the author of the study points out, directs today that "commanders will adjust tempo to maintain synchronization"; and therein, the criticism goes, lies the major danger of synchronization--that it forces commanders to focus on their own units rather than on the actions of the enemy.
www.nwc.navy.mil /press/Review/1996/autumn/sync-a96.htm   (5794 words)

  
 Indian Cemeteries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
After the invasion of Burma in the 1939-1945 War, Imphal became a focal point in the defence of India against the Japanese and the 900-mile retreat to India of the British Fourteenth Army ended there.
In the spring of 1944 the Japanese, having taken Burma, tried to invade India but their advance was held round Imphal by the Indian IV Corps.
It is a large stone, such as the Nagas use to commemorate their dead, and stands in front of a semi-circle of bronze panels bearing the names of units of the division.
collections.ic.gc.ca /courage/indiancemeteries.html   (484 words)

  
 Vermont Revolutionary War Sites - www.HistoricVermont.org
And the Bennington Battle Monument, the tallest structure in Vermont, marks the location of the military supply depot that the British tried to acquire but failed, contributing to their stunning defeat at Saratoga.
In late summer, 1777, the Continental Army beat a hasty retreat toward Bennington from the forts at Mount Independence and Ticonderoga.
At Saratoga, the British met a stunning defeat that turned the tide of the War.
www.historicvermont.org /sites/html/revwar.html   (463 words)

  
 HyperWar: The U.S. Army Campaigns of World War II: Central Burma
The advance was to be part of a larger offensive planned for early 1944 with the British Fourteenth Army attacking east from Imphal in India and the Chinese Y Force attacking west astride the old Burma Road toward the China-Burma border, all under the overall direction of Vice Adm.
Against increasing resistance from the Japanese 33d Army, Sultan's forces moved south from Myitkyina with the British 36th Division to the west, the Chinese 50th Division in the center, and the 30th and 38th Chinese Divisions along with the M
Time Runs Out in CBI (1959), in the U.S. Army in World War II series, tells the Army's story from the recall of General Stilwell in October 1944 to V-J Day, dealing with problems at all levels from platoon to theater, from tactics to diplomacy.
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar/USA/USA-C-Burma45/index.html   (5959 words)

  
 TIME Magazine Archive Article -- Southward in Burma -- May. 07, 1945
On a 6,000-ft. mountain far in the north the "Jmghpaw Elders of the United States Army"* gathered to celebrate.
These Kachin tribesmen, armed with everything from bazookas to an issue of 500 good-as-new Civil War muskets, had taken Uncle Sam's 30¢ a day and fought the Japanese over the mountain trails in one of the war's toughest campaigns.
Now the admiring womenfolk, garbed in silver bracelets, colored turbans, hand-woven jackets and lungis (bright-hued skirts), watched in fascinated silence while their warriors sang native chants and American hymns, danced and feasted in honor of many victories.
www.time.com /time/archive/preview/0,10987,797493,00.html   (389 words)

  
 southcarolina
The British colonial system operated to the benefit of that elite, providing a ready market for the colony's rice and subsidies for its indigo.
A British attempt to take Charleston by force failed on 28 June 1776 at the Battle of Sullivan's Island, but in the spring of 1780 a British siege led to the city's surrender.
Meanwhile the Continental Army under the leadership of Nathaniel Greene drove the British into an enclave around Charleston, which they evacuated finally in December 1782.
southcarolina.50ustates.net   (3397 words)

  
 Powell's Books - Alexander Sheridan Novels #02: The Sepoy Mutiny by V A Stuart
Under various pseudonyms, V.A. Stuart wrote several series of military fiction and numerous other novels, her settings spanning history and the globe, from the Napoleonic wars of Europe to India under the British Raj.
Born in 1914, she was in Burma with the British Fourteenth Army, became a lieutenant, and was decorated with the Burma Star and the Pacific Star.
The sepoys, native soldiers serving in the British army, are massing in response to a prophecy predicting the end of the reign of the British East India Company.
www.powells.com /cgi-bin/biblio?inkey=16-0935526994-1   (267 words)

  
 Spitfire in the Pacific (David Llewellyn James)
land-based Spitfires gave their main service on the Burma front supporting the British Fourteenth Army, and in the south-west Pacific operating as part of General Macarthur's forces.
Spitfires of the Australian Air Force were in action from early 1942 onwards - primarily in defensive operations against Japanese air raids, and most notably in the defense of the northern Australian port of Darwin.
Seafire saw much action operating from the carriers of the British Pacific Fleet during the Iwo Jima and Okinawa campaigns, and in the final operations against the Japanese mainland - primarily in defending the fleet from the intensive kamikaze attacks which dominated this, the final phase of the naval war.
www.odyssey.dircon.co.uk /pacspitfire.htm   (642 words)

  
 Victory and Beyond   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It was bad enough for British units, with few fresh young troops available through conscription or released from other theatres.
The German war was over, but it did leave the armies of the Soviet Union in possession of the capitals of middle Europe.
In Burma, Mandalay and Rangoon were retaken by the British Fourteenth Army, led by General Sir William Slim.
collections.ic.gc.ca /courage/victoryandbeyond.html   (760 words)

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