The Special Operations Executive in Burma 1941-1945

Secret Agents & Guerrilla Armies in the Second World War



Operation Ramrose / Rhino

On the night of 20 January 1945, a daylight sortie was made to locate suitable drop zones (DZ) for a party of five that was codenamed Rhino. Rhino consisted of Major Henry Morrison James; his 2i/c, Captain Albert Ramsay Maitland;... Continue Reading →

Sitrep: Force 136 in Burma, 27 June 1945

Commemorative Envelope Many of the SOE officer's post-operational reports are scathing about how they felt the Army took the pressure off the Japanese in Burma once Rangoon was liberated in May 1945. While this is arguably slightly unfair in that... Continue Reading →

Force 136 Operations in Support of CAPITAL

Map Credit 'Warfare History Network' (article here worth a look too!) After the success of defending Imphal and Kohima, General Slim was keen to keep the pressure on the Japanese and pursue them to the Chindwin River as they retreated... Continue Reading →

A Question of Stability: Force 136, Ethnicity & Unity

'With the campaign in Burma successfully concluding, it is possible to make a Statement of Account, showing the pre-war attitude of the Burma Peoples vis-a-vis the British, as compared with now. On balance, is there a debit or a credit.........'... Continue Reading →

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