Episode 58: the 77th Indian Infantry Brigade

Episode 58: the 77th Indian Infantry Brigade

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At the end of 1942, the British offensive in Burma was routed by a Japanese counterattack over seeming impassable mountains. It became clear that the Allies would need to adopt guerilla tactics, which led to the creation of the 77th Indian Infantry Brigade. Nicknamed the "Chindits" in honor of a Burmese animal which symbolized protection, the unit was effective in ambushing Japanese outposts and destroying communications. 

 

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