The Kohima Educational Trust is delighted to present this webinar with Dr Robert Lyman and guest speaker, military historian Robert Palmer.
'Using tanks in Burma, no, not possible’ was the general belief early in the Second World War, however, armoured cars and tanks played an important role the Burma Campaign from early 1944 onwards.
They had also been an important factor in the ability of the British Indian Army to escape from Burma following the Japanese invasion in early 1942.
Dr Robert Lyman and military historian Robert Palmer examine the development of the use of tanks in North-East India and Burma during the Second World War, with a particular emphasis on the role they played in the Battle for Kohima under the command of Major Ezra Rhodes.
The moral of the story is: ‘Where there is a will, there is a way’.