THE BRITISH GENERAL WON’T TALK. HE WON’T EVEN SAY SOMETHING TO GENERAL STILWELL WHO WAS IN CHARGE OF THE CHINESE ARMIES HELPING TO FIGHT THE JAPANESE FASCISTS.

ACTUALLY, THE BRITISH WANTED TO SACRIFICE BURMA AND JUST DEFEND INDIA.

HE WAS SLY AND DISHONEST TO THE AMERICAN AND CHINESE ALLIES. HE LEFT OPEN THE WESTERN FLANK IN THE DEFENSE OF TOUNGOO. HE BEAT A DISHONORABLE RETREAT LEAVING THE CHINESE IN THE LURCH.

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Yunnan-Burma Road in WW2 – Part 2: British betrayal of the Chinese Expeditionary Force


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…”But the British retreated from their position to expose a part of the frontline. This was the fundamental cause of the defeat in Taungoo (Toungoo).”…


“The British retreated in haste. The Chinese became their covering force. Their retreat exposed one side to the Japanese who could cut off the Chinese army’s retreat.

In that scenario the Chinese troops would all be wiped out.”

” China was embroiled in a desperate struggle to resist the Japanese invasion. Japanese forces were bombing China’s major cities day and night; at the same time, they were conducting operations,aimed at encircling the rear areas. The campaign to cut China off, had left only one line of communication open with the West — the Yunnan-Burma Road in China’s southwest. Meanwhile Britain, deeply involved in the European theatre, had made its strategic priority in the Far East, the protection of India. At the end of 1941, China and Britain established a military alliance,and on February the 25th, 1942, a one-hundred-thousand-strong Chinese Expeditionary Force began to enter Burma…..


On March 8, 1942, advanced elements of the 200th Division arrived at Toungoo on the same day Rangoon fell. The Chinese took over the defense of this key location from a small detachment of British forces. Toungoo controlled the road north toward Mandalay and the bridge over the Sittang River that carried the road east to the Karenni States and north to Loikaw, the Shan States, Lashio and the Chinese province of Yunan. Capture of the city could threaten the flank of the Allied defensive line in Burma and open the way to a Japanese advance into Central Burma.

Major-General Dai Anlan the divisional commander, decided the city of Toungoo itself would be the main defensive position of the Chinese forces, with an outpost line to the south at Oktwin. …. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_o…

The Battle Of Toungoo – On the 24th of March, the Japanese 112th Regiment made frontal attacks on the Oktwin positions while the 143rd Regiment with the aid of friendly local Burmese made use of the cover of the jungle and wooded area to the west of the city to advance six kilometers to the north and attack the of Toungoo airfield and a nearby rail station. It was only defended by an engineer battalion and its commander withdrew in a panic. This cut the 200th Divisions communications to the north, and left it encircled on three sides.

Dai Anlan abandoned the outlying positions to concentrate his defense near the city walls of Toungoo….. http://www.servinghistory.com/topics/…


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