TQ3079 : Memorial to the bravery of "The Chindits" of WW2

near to Westminster, Great Britain

Memorial to the bravery of  "The Chindits" of WW2
Memorial to the bravery of "The Chindits" of WW2
The Chindits officially in 1943 77th Indian Infantry Brigade and in 1944 3rd Indian Infantry Division were a British India "Special Force" that served in Burma and India in 1943 and 1944 during the Burma Campaign in World War II. They were formed to put into effect Orde Wingate's newly developed guerilla warfare tactic of long range penetration. The Chindits were trained to operate deep behind Japanese lines, and their operations were marked by prolonged marches though extremely difficult terrain by underfed troops weakened by malaria and illnesses such as dysentery. A continuing controversy over the force has centred around its extremely high casualty rate and the usefulness of their operations. (Source Wikipedia) Ok, questions may be asked over the competence of the military strategists, but the bravery of the soldiers is certainly without doubt.
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