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Naval Operations Ramree Island, Jan-Feb 1945

Naval Operations Ramree Island, Jan-Feb 1945

08 January 2014

The following article is from The London Gazette – an official journal of record of the British government. Originally published on Friday 23rd April 1948, this article has been archived on the Britain at War website. SUPPLEMENT TO The London Gazette OF FRIDAY, the 23rd of APRIL, 1948 Registered as a newspaper MONDAY, 26 APRIL, […]

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Video: Abortive Army Commando raid on Ramree

Video: Abortive Army Commando raid on Ramree

15 December 2013

Film showing 19th Indian Division crossing the River Chindwin at Sittaung, Burma, and an abortive raid by No. 5 Army Commando, 3rd Special Service Brigade, on Ramree.

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Video: Amphibious operations against the Japanese stragglers on Ramree Island

Video: Amphibious operations against the Japanese stragglers on Ramree Island

15 December 2013

In order to speed the surrender of Japanese forces at Ramree Town (on Ramree Island in the Arakan region of Burma) Royal Indian Navy (RIN) landing craft set out to carry troops up rivers which approach the town from three sides.

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Video: Amphibious troop movements at Ramree Island

Video: Amphibious troop movements at Ramree Island

15 December 2013

In January 1945, Indian troops board Royal Indian Navy landing craft from a beach at Ramree Island, off the Arakan coast of Burma, before making landings on Japanese-occupied islands to the south.

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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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Photo Special: Battle of Ramree Island

Photo Special: Battle of Ramree Island

18 July 2011

The Battle of Ramree island was thought from 14th January to 22nd February 1945. The following are a collection of photos from the invasion and Allied occupation of the island and the neighbouring island of Cheduba. Photographs are from the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and the British Army Film & Photographic Unit.  

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