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In Popular Fiction: Battle of Ramree Island

In Popular Fiction: Battle of Ramree Island

29 November 2013

The infamous Battle of Ramree Island has inspired many novels and even a scene from a video game. Here we summarize some of the more popular media which references the events on the strategically important Burmese island. Books: Dragon of the Mangroves: Inspired by True Events of World War II Author: Yasuyuki Kasai ISBN: 978-0595390267 […]

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Video: Battle of Ramree Island

Video: Battle of Ramree Island

18 December 2011

Rare footage taken on January 21st 1945 of the capture of Ramree Island by the British 26th Indian Division. The film follows the Allied Forces combined efforts against the Japanese fortifications on the island. US Air Force B-24 Liberator’s drop fragmentation bombs whilst ships from the Royal Navy bombard the tropical island. British forces conduct […]

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Ramree Island retains crocodile record

Ramree Island retains crocodile record

17 September 2011

In the latest edition of the Guinness Book of World Records, Ramree Islands holds-on to the regrettable record of most deaths due to crocodile attacks: February 1945 – A Japanese unit outflanked by a British naval force off the Burmese island of Ramree were forced to cross 16km of croc-infested swamp. Of the 1000 troops […]

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