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Burma Road

Gerald Samson

Burma Road

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by Gerald Samson

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Published by China Society in London .
Written in English

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  • Burma Road (China and Burma)
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    • Burma Road (China and Burma)

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHE365.C5 S3
      The Physical Object
      Pagination8 p.
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6514497M
      LC Control Number47007691
      OCLC/WorldCa16881260

        Behind the Burma Road is a book by William R. Peers and Dean Brelis that describes the American guerrilla warfare operations, including those of OSS Detachment , during the Burma Campaign in the China Burma India Theater during World War II.   But when Burma fell in , the Burma Road was severed. As the first step of the Allied offensive toward Japan, American general Joseph Stilwell reopened it, while, at the same time, keeping China supplied by air-lift from India and simultaneously driving the .

      The Burma Road Riot “The riot in Nassau was a short-lived spontaneous outburst by a group of disgruntled labourers, and occurred against a background of narrow socio-economic and political policies. The Burma Road was a very important road during the WW2 linking Lashio, in eastern Burma (now Myanmar), with Kunming, in Yunnan province, China. The road was 1, km ( miles) long and was built during World War II to bring supplies to beleaguered China, to help them resist the Japanese invasion.

      Subtitled The True Story of Detachment , America's Most Successful Guerrilla Force, this book is the result of a unique collaboration by a commanding officer (Colonel Peers) and one of the men who served under him. Detachment was a ""clandestine organization"" of American, British, and Burmese military personnel who formed and led groups of tribesmen in Japanese . Donovan Webster has written a definitive account of this war from an American and British perspective. The Burma Road covers the war from the American entrance into the war until Japan's final collapse. A large part of the book is focused on Gen. Joseph Stillwell, or "Vinegar Joe" as his men called him, but Webster does cover almost every.


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Burma Road by Gerald Samson Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Burma Road is an extremely well written book that is narrated in a highly readable and fascinating way. Donovan Webster has an amazing way of explaining the strategic policy and tactical planning used by the American, British, and Chinese political and military leaders in Burma and China/5.

But when Burma fell inthe Burma Road was severed. As the first step of the Allied offensive toward Japan, American general Joseph Stilwell reopened it, while, at the same time, keeping China supplied by air-lift from India and simultaneously driving the Japanese out of Cited by: 4.

The title suggests Burma Road book book is about the Burma Road itself, but in fact the Burma Road (and Ledo Road) only forms a small part of the author's theme.

The book actually goes into some detail on the various land and air campaigns of CBI, beginning with General "Vinegar" Joe Stilwell's appointment as commanding general of the US army in China/5(9). Burma Road, highway linking Lashio, in eastern Burma (now Myanmar), with Kunming, in Yunnan province, China, a distance of 1, km ( miles).The Chinese began construction of the road after the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War in and the occupation of the seacoast of China by the Japanese.

Completed init functioned for three years as a vital supply route to the. ww2dbase The first line of supply used for this purpose was the Burma Road, a truck route from Lashio, Burma (now Myanmar) to Kunming, China. Supplies arrived by ship in Rangoon (now Yangon) in Burma and traveled by rail through Mandalay to Lashio.

The trip from Lashio into China was too mountainous for a reliable railroad to be built in time to do China any good so a.

The Burma Road reopened in Octoberliterally the sole lifeline to China. By late the United States was shipping lend-lease materiel by Burma Road book to the Burmese port of Rangoon, where it was transferred to railroad cars for the trip to Lashio in northern Burma and finally carried by truck over the mile-long Burma Road to Kunming.

Top 10 books about Burma Closed off for half a century by the generals, there is a shortage of writing about this richly diverse country available in English – but there are some gems David Eimer.

Pub Date: Pages: Publisher: World Publishing House. the old Burma Road as a diary memoir Neville Bradley spoken in his later years. a detailed review of the book with his companions March to April. the use of vacation time to walk and ride a mule way.

passing from China to Kunming 3 between Myanmar Bhamo. The extraordinary story of the China-Burma-Indiatheater of operations during World War II. As the Imperial Japanese Army swept across China and South Asia at World War II's outset — closing all of China's seaports — more thanChinese laborers embarked on a seemingly impossible task: to cut a mile overland route — which would be called the 5/5(2).

The Burma Road. Converted for the Web from "The Burma Road: The Epic Story of the China-Burma-India Theater in World War II" by Donovan Webster, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, October ; $US/$CAN; The following is an excerpt from Chapter 1. The jungle was everywhere. Its vines grabbed their ankles as they walked.

Using the Burma Road and its colorful history as a backdrop, I intend a book of some pages, with photographs, which surveys the Burma road in another, wider context. I mean the road taken by Burma since its independence from a century of colonialism - and the path of one family's history along the Burma road (in both the historic and Author: Wendy Law-Yone.

Get this from a library. Burma road. [Nicol Smith] -- Account of the author's experiences and adventures during a trip over the Burma Road. Myitkyina was a vital objective in the Allied re-conquest of Burma in Following the disastrous retreat from Burma in AprilChina had become isolated from re-supply except for the dangerous air route for US transports over the Himalaya Mountains.

The Burma Road, which ran from Lashio (south of Myitkyina) through the mountains to Kunming was closed as a. The Burma Road does an excellent job of illustrating how through innovation, strong-arm tactics, and other means, the leaders of the CBI worked through huge obstacles to give their men a fighting chance.

And as the stories in this book show. burma: double gamble road to rangoon choking chungking supply rou miles from main street miscellaneous assam-burma-china china-burma-india map symbols key to army map symbols additional map symbols more maps at world war ii maps u.s.

military academy burma star association google images more about cbi china-burma-india. Burma Road appears in the album "Hidden Agenda" released in This video may contain copyrighted material & is the property of the respective authors, artists and labels & is provided for non.

Burma Road by Overstreet, Grady L. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   The finest novel written on the English in Burma. It is set during the British invasion ofwhen a poor boy is lifted up on the tides of political and social chaos that shaped Burma and India.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Smith, Nicol. Burma road. Garden City, N.Y., Garden City Publishing Co., Inc. [] (OCoLC) Document Type. The Burma Road The Epic Story of the China-Burma-India Theater in World War II (Book): Webster, Donovan: The harrowing story of one of the greatest chapters of World War IIthe building and defense of the Burma Road The Burma Road tells the extraordinary story of the China-Burma-India theater of operations during World War II.

As the Imperial Japanese Army. The film concentrates mostly on the importance of the Burma Campaign and the Burma Road in supplying Allied forces in resisting the Japanese from occupying the entire Pacific theater.

This film is. Burma is a medium-length book recounting events in Burma from the eve of the Japanese invasion until the fall of Mandalay and the straggling retreat of the remnants of the Burma Army to India. Warren, who wrote a similar study of the Malayan campaign inswitches deftly between tactical detail and the operational level, occasionally Author: Rob Attar.Burma Road- Japanese occupation of Manchuria in resulted in the Second Sino-Japanese War which continued with sporadic fighting throughout the s.

In full scale war broke out and Japan occupied most of coastal China. This book is an excellent source of information about the building of the Ledo Road.