The World at War: Season 1, Episode 14

It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow: Burma - 1942-1944 (6 Feb. 1974)

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Walter Boller ...
Himself - Major, R.O.A.C.
Sydney Bowers ...
Himself - Sergeant, R.A.F.
Leonard Brown ...
Himself - Private, 14th Army
Michael Calvert ...
Himself (as Brigadier Michael Calvert)
Gilbert Collins ...
Himself - Gunner, 14th Army
Neville G. Gordon ...
Himself - Captain, 14th Army
Vera Lynn ...
Herself
Louis Mountbatten ...
Himself (as Lord Louis Mountbatten)
Teruo Okada ...
Himself (as Lt. Teruo Okada)
J.G. Smyth ...
Himself - 17th Div., Burma (as General Sir J.G. Smyth V.C.)
Freddie Tomkins ...
Himself - Sergeant, 14th Army
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Allied forces were totally unprepared for the Japanese invasion of Burma in 1942. The Japanese quickly overran the country. The Allies counter-attacked using troops unfamiliar with jungle warfare which were unsuccessful against the Japanese guerrilla forces. But the Allies persisted and gradually adapted to the jungle environment. As additional forces arrived the Allies succeeded in destroying the Japanese forces. Written by David Foss

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