Men from the 11th Sikhs patrolling to contact retreating enemy,
Gudial Singh is the leading scout, 1944.
The Far East and Pacific From 1941 to 1945, huge numbers of soldiers, sailors and airmen from the Indian sub-continent, Africa, China and the South West Pacific fought in campaigns against the Japanese.
Over 200,000 soldiers from India and 90,000 soldiers from East, West and Central Africa took part in the Burma campaign between 1942 and 1945, which was undertaken in a very difficult environment of hot, humid jungles and mountains. They played a crucial role in defeating the Japanese, and fought in the battles of Kohima and Imphal. They were also involved in Wingate’s long range Chindit operations, in the attacks along the Arakan coast, and in the successful offensive operations in central and southern Burma to recapture Mandalay, Meiktila and Rangoon.
Courtesy of: Imperial War Museum.