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Tank battles during the retreat from Burma

Discussion in 'Burma & India' started by Warlord, Oct 11, 2007.

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  1. Warlord

    Warlord Veteran wannabe

    Were there any tank battles during the retreat from Burma in 42? If there were, did Allied forces use american or british tanks? What kind of material were they up against? Type 95´s only? Just recently I read about a couple of RTR´s and some Hussars units involved, but didn´t find info on the kind of hardware they used.
     
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  4. Warlord

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    Remember that in my hello thread I said I hoped to learn from the pros? Thanks for the info, Owen D.

    More input, anyone?
     
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  6. urqh

    urqh Senior Member

    There is an excellent description of a tankmans experience of one firefight during the reteat in The Long retreat by James Lunt I think, whereby the tank commander gives a heartstopping account of his tank being hit and how he rescured a crew member. Indeed an M3 Stuart of the 7th armoured.
     
  7. Warlord

    Warlord Veteran wannabe

    Is there an e-version of this account?
     
  8. historybuff

    historybuff Junior Member

    Were there any tank battles during the retreat from Burma in 42? If there were, did Allied forces use american or british tanks? What kind of material were they up against? Type 95´s only? Just recently I read about a couple of RTR´s and some Hussars units involved, but didn´t find info on the kind of hardware they used.
    Hello, Warlord. I'm new to this forum, but I have family in Guatemala City. I also knew a man who served in Burma, although he was ground support for the pilots and planes that flew "the Hump". I know relatively little about this theatre, other than it must have been ghastly awful given the distances to travel/fight, the distance from hope, the extended supply lines, weather, jungle...etc.
     
  9. Warlord

    Warlord Veteran wannabe

    Historybuff, old chap, are you Guatemalan?

    I mean, where do your people live in this good ol´city of mine? It´s not that big, you know...

    Boy, I love ABDA and the CBI and everything that goes with them, from Kota Bahru to the comeback to Raffles Square, surrender in China included.
     
  10. historybuff

    historybuff Junior Member

    Hello, Warlord:
    No, I'm not Guatemalan, but my wife is. Her family (2 brothers and a sister) all live in Zona 2, and another sister lives near Villa Hermosa, I believe. I absolutely love that country, from what I've seen of it.
    Not sure if I'll retire there...my wife actually tolerates the winters here in Canada. She's been here 18 years now.

    Which area are you in?

    Your quote -- is that from the Kaibil? They are a formidable group of nasty boys.
     
  11. Warlord

    Warlord Veteran wannabe

    Yes sir, exactly the same words you find at the entrance to "Hell", the Kaibil training facility at Poptún, Petén. Some spec ops operatives...

    I´m in zone 12, on the way to Villa Hermosa, but not that far to the south. In fact, I live between El Trébol and the San Carlos University.

    Zone 2 is on the other side of the city.
     

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