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Japanese Foreign Minister Hopes to Strengthen Connections on Visit to Burma

Japanese Foreign Minister Hopes to Strengthen Connections on Visit to Burma

03 April 2014

Japan’s foreign minister, Fumio Kishida, met up with his Burmese equivalent, Wunna Maung Lwin, along with President Thein Sein and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during the course of two days of political and economical conversations last week. Kishida arrived in Rangoon on Sunday afternoon and restated Japan’s support for democratic changes, as economic […]

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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 Originally published on Friday 23rd April 1948, this article has been archived on the Britain at War website.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: 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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