"Blackpool" and the 111th Indian Infantry Brigade

Discussion in 'Burma & India' started by Hebridean Chindit, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    No let's not. :peepwalla:

    Just checking about the lecture, as this was also part of the Lentaigne collection, along with some sort of script for a Chindit play, not written by himself you understand.
     
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  2. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    I have just stumbled across this in a search for the missing of the Blackpool Stronghold. Taken from the Newcastle Journal 2nd November 1944.

    More King's 010.JPG
     
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  3. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review...

    Always amazes me what turns up all these years later...
    A little part of me still holds out hope that the photos taken of my dad's 13 platoon, carrying wounded onto that self-same strip after emerging from the jungle, with my blood-spattered dad on point with his Bren (that were taken by an American photographer who grabbed his camera to take the shots when he was by the Dak he had come in on) finally turn up... It was the only occasion he remembered seeing a camera at Blackpool...
    The only confirmed "Blackpool" pics I am aware of are a handful on the 2nd Kings Own site...
    (yep, corrected my own stupidity... :banghead:)
     
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  4. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Do you mean the 2nd King's Own HC?

    King's Own Royal Regiment Museum
     
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  5. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    Steve,

    many thanks for posting the link to those KORR photographs. Most of them I haven't seen before. I recognise the Frank Baines photograph. I was surprised to see the remains of a glider at Blackpool. I am clearly going to have to get my copy of the road past Mandalay out again, as I thought that everyone marched in and only Dakotas landed once the airstrip was completed.
     
  6. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review...

    DOH...! :banghead:
    Might be, Me Ol' China... corrected... I'm out of practice... my excuse and I'm sticking to it... :D

    Simon, iirc the gliders were used to get the bulldozers/graders in... checked my notes and references in TRPM are circa page 222 (my dad's paperback copy)... there were fatalities...
     
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  7. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    Thank you for the clarification H.C., it is appreciated.
     

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