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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2020 9:03 p.m. PST

….Casualties Were Almost Unprecedented

"In 1944, over the course of about two months, British Empire troops in Burma defended turf from an onslaught of Japanese soldiers, on a sliver of land that was, in fact, a tennis court in Kohima.

The gore, constant fighting and casualties were almost unprecedented. In fact, in 2013, the British Army Museum voted the Battle of Kohima and the Battle of Imphal (seen as one overall battle) "Britain's greatest ever battle."…"

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Legion 416 Feb 2020 7:53 a.m. PST

The IJFs' Imphal-Kohima offensive was knd of their equivalent to the Battle of the Bulge. They ultimately failed and many of their units eliminated.

So probably in the long run, like the Germans in the Ardennes, those forces could have better used. And in turn the losses may have helped hasten the end of the war.

Albeit … the 2 A-bombs really ended it for Japan. And saved many lives on all sides …

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