Chindit 2 General maps, including Strongholds and Landing Grounds.

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  1. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review...

    After a discussion with my illustrious colleague, Mr B43, it makes sense to post the 1943 Longcloth maps here too...

    So... CAB44-182...
    Sketch 1... Raid on Bonchaung and Nankan, 6th March 1943
    Sketch 2... Action at Baw, 24th March 1943
    Sketch 3... Ambush on Pago-Sitton Road, 23rd March 1943
    Sketch 4... Action at Hintha, 28th March 1943

    And Steve, plenty more yet to come...
     

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  2. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review...

    CAB44-1982

    Map A, with and without overlay, detailing general positions of troops 1st February 1943
    Map B is a general area coverage showing routes taken
    Map C a more detailed set of 1943 maps covering routes Chindwin to Irawaddy, Feb/March 1943
     

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  3. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Thanks HC. I have used three of these already on my website to illustrate a few stories. For some reason I did not photograph the Pago ambush sketch map, so this is very handy.
     
  4. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review...

    CAB44-182

    Map D, covering Irawaddy and Shweli, and primary dispersal routes, March to April 1943
    Map E, covering 8 Column's withdrawal, May 1943
     

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  5. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review...

    And closing Barton's Narrative covering the 1943 operation...
    CAB44-182

    Map F, covering final withdrawal of 7 Column and HQ2 Burma Rifles, April to May 1943
    Map G, covering 7 Column withdrawal, May to June 1943

    And that completes all maps I've copied from the 4 files comprising Barton's Narrative...
     

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  6. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Cheers HC,

    I know where to come when I'm on the cadge for Chindit 1 withdrawal maps. ;)
     
  7. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review...

    Another file in the collection... this time CAB106-60... General Giffard's despatches between November 1943 and June 1944...

    Sketch E, covering general movements of the Chindits, the CAI, and Japanese positions...
     

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  8. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Just read that Templecombe was the proposed landing area for Dah Force under Major Denis Herring.
     
  9. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review...

    Another blank in the crossword filled... ;)
     
  10. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    I found that in a snippet about Herring whilst I was working on his Military Cross citation for a website update.

    On another note. A while ago you helped me with the 2 KORR's movements in March-April 1944. On Friday at TNA I used this info in their WO361's, found my man, who had noticed that the mail bag had gone astray at a supply drop. He went to retrieve it and was never seen again.

    He ended up in Rangoon Jail where he sadly perished. So thanks mate. :salut:
     
  11. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review...

    Rare chance I get to return the favours m'Lud... ;)
     
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  12. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Thanks again HC and congrats on your own little landmark there. 1000 posts. :cheers:
     
  13. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review...

    Good grief...! :biggrin:
     
  14. zahonado

    zahonado Well-Known Member

    Does anyone have an old version of a HR general Burma Map covering 1944/5 that I could use in book? I need something that gives a general idea of where main towns were, and it would be good to be able to mark in significant places- not just Chindit ops but later campaign also. If there is one copyright free with troop movements also that would be great. apologies for diverging slightly from the topic but I know you are all expert at finding useful maps!
     
  15. Hebridean Chindit

    Hebridean Chindit Lost in review...

    Divergence is a speciality for me... try discussing that with my bass-playing buddies elsewhere...

    Copyright free is somewhat difficult (afaik), which is why so many use "new" maps or none...

    You could try getting the most likely one of these (shout and I'll dropbox the highest res I have for you) and "create" (i.e. trace) a "new" one to suit; or talk-turkey with the copyright owner... ;)
     
  16. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    I've always thought I was short of an overview map on my website for Longcloth. I have many to chose from, but as you say HC, none quite have the resolution required. I love the Texas Library maps and chop them up as required.

    Hope you find one for the book zahonado.
     
  17. zahonado

    zahonado Well-Known Member

    Think I've sorted it now, well almost....I am including a home made map of India and Burma showing most of the places Dad went to and giving an idea of the distances involved. Then a couple you sent me Steve, of Kawkkwe Chaung, and Mogaung from the U of Texas, then The guy from Hermes Wings website, Akhil , is very kindly allowing me to use three of his clear home made maps which just look great and gives exactly the sort of detail I want. One of the difficulties is trying to get what's in my head transferred to my partners/ designers hands...not being the most organized this does not always work well!
     
  18. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Hi zahonado,

    That's great, a good combination there. Akhil is a very helpful guy. Good luck moving forward. :)
     
  19. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    Broadway.jpg I think that I have pinpointed the rough location of Broadway on this map but I am struggling to find exact features for a precise location. The circled peaks 2446 and 2550 are taken from a map posted on another thread that came from a history of the Queen's Regiment in Burma. If anyone can locate the exact position on the map I would be grateful.

    Simon.
     
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  20. Matt Poole

    Matt Poole Member

    Highwood,

    I'm back from a long holiday, and with a new computer. Time to post.

    You were fairly close with your Broadway guess, but here's the exact location in images. Broadway is the westernmost clearing in a string of five in a row, and it is the largest. It has a telltale shape on its western side which looks like a snake's mouth agape, pointed in the direction of a landmark curve in the river to the west which also looks like a mouth agape facing the snake's mouth. The clearing is easily seen on Google Earth, north of the Irrawaddy by about 26 miles.

    The 422 or 432 elevation partially covered up by your circle, as seen on the map, is roughly in the SE corner of the Broadway site.

    I have dropped your map atop a Google Earth satellite image of the area, although it is impossible to get an exact fit. Good enough for you to see the relationship between your Broadway circle and the actual location.

    Regards,

    Matt
     

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