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Defeat in the Far East

Sikh troops of the 19th Indian Division at Fort Dufferin, Mandalay in March 1945.
Sikh troops of the 19th Indian Division at Fort Dufferin, Mandalay in March 1945.
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Although the entry of Japan into the war meant defeat in the Far East, it also meant the entry of America into the war on Britain's side. Victory against Germany and Japan was now only a matter of time.

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Further reading

  • Barnett, C., Engage the Enemy More Closely (London: Norton, 1991)
  • Fraser, D. new ed., And we shall shock them: the British army in the Second World War (London: Weidenfield and Nicolson, 1999)
  • Kirby, S.W., The war against Japan, vols. 1 & 2 (London: HMSO, 1957-1958)
  • Probert, H., The forgotten air force: the Royal Air Force in the war against Japan, 1941-1945 (London: Brassey's, 1995)
  • Stewart, A., The underrated enemy: Britain's war with Japan, December 1941-May 1942 (London: W Kimber, 1987)