German antiaircraft artillery by United States. War Dept. Military Intelligence Service

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The discharger for Mills grenades – which gave a range of up to 200 yards – was safer than the 2in. mortar in thick forest: their detonation was time- rather than impact-fuzed like the mortar bombs, which could explode prematurely when they struck overhanging jungle vegetation. B1: Second Lieutenant, 4th Bn, Royal Norfolk Regiment, 18th Infantry Division; Singapore, February 1942 The issue of tropical clothing to the three Territorial battalions of the Royal Norfolks in September 1941 led many to believe that they were heading for the Middle East.

Com 47 INDEX Figures in bold refer to illustrations helmets D2, 24, 42, 43, 44, 45 sun helmets A, 12, 16, 41 Hong Kong 5, 12 Hutton, Lieutenant General 6, 7 12th Army 4, 12 14th Army 4, 9, 9, 11-12 African troops E2, 44-45 air support 10, 20 aircraft 21 Alexander, General Sir Harold (1891-1969) 7, 8 ammunition 34, 39-40 anti-tank guns 37 armoured cars 14 artillery G3, 6, 12, 16, 46-47 Assam 8, 9, 12 Auchinleck, General Sir Claude John Eyre (1884-1981) 12 Australian troops 14, 15, 17 identity tags 7 Imphal 10, 13, 21 India A1-2, G3, 6, 9, 12-13, 41, 46-47 Indian Army, the 6, 7, 7, 10, 13, 14, 15, 17, 38 Indian National Army, the 9, 13 Japan, declarations of war against 3 Japanese forces 4, 12, 14-15, 16-17, 20 in Burma 6, 6-7, 8, 9, 10, 11-12, 42-43 and the Chindits 19, 21 surrender 4, 5, 17, 46, 47 Java H2, 47 jungle 22-23, 24, 34 Borneo 5 Bose, Subhas Chandra (1897-45) 9, 13 Burma A3, C, D3, 4, 5, 5-6, 11, 35, 38, 41, 42-43, 43-44 1943/44 operations D1, E, 9-10, 43, 44-45 the Arakan offensive 8-9 climate 24 Japanese invasion of, 1941/42 6-8 reconquest of F, G1, 10-12, 45-46 terrain 10, 22-23, 24 Calvert, Brigadier Michael 22 camouflage C3, 14, 43 casualties 6, 8, 12, 15, 17, 34 the Chindits 19, 22 Japanese 4, 8, 10, 12 Chiang Kai-Shek (1887-1975) 8, 11 China and Chinese forces 6, 7, 8, 9-10,11 Chindits, the B3, E1, 9, 9-10, 18, 20-22, 22, 23, 42, 44 and Operation 'Longcloth' 18-20, 19, 20, 34 rations 21, 33, 33 climate 24 Coates, Major John 13 despatch riders C1, 41, 42 disease 6, 23-24 divisions 6 equipment A1, C3, E2, F2, 14, 24, 33 35, 38, 41, 42, 43, 45 '44' pattern H, 36-37, 47 the Chindits 18-19, 44 Kohima D2, 10, 43 Lentaigne, Brigadier Walter David Alexander (1899-1955) 21 Lethbridge Mission, the 35-37 Long Range Penetration Group (77th Indian Infantry Brigade).

His trousers, food and other items that need to be kept dry have been placed high on his pack to keep them clear of the water. Boots, although they would suffer from repeated soaking, were kept on when wading, as cuts from sharp stones could cause medical complications which might have painful, even dire results. The quantity of equipment needed on such expeditions was not easily carried in the basic P37 web configuration; it was the practice to add basic pouches to the sides of the large pack, and even to stitch the small pack to it (this practice was not unique to the Chindit units).

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