Unsung heroes of the Forgotten Army should feel neglected no more

The Telegraph | Aug 15, 2020 at 6:00 PM
  • As the nation tuned to the BBC to hear the unfamiliar voice of the new Labour Prime Minister Clement Attlee declare that ‘the last of our enemies is laid low’ they came out onto the streets in carnival fashion bringing the curtain down on a global conflict that had lasted nearly six years.
  • The final victory over Imperial Japan ended the longest campaign fought by the British in the Second World War.
  • And it was a war of extremes; of climate, isolation, deprivation and occasional cruelty during which a British and a Japanese Army fought not once but twice across the length and breadth of Burma before the Fourteenth Army finally delivered the greatest single defeat suffered by a Japanese land force during the war.