The Burma Road: The Epic Story of the China-Burma-India Theater in World War II

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As the Imperial Japanese Army swept across China and South Asia at World War II’s outset, closing all of China’s seaports, more than 200,000 Chinese laborers embarked on a seemingly impossible task: to cut a 700-mile overland route — the Burma Road — from the southwest Chinese city of Kunming to Lashio, Burma. But when Burma fell in 1942, the Burma Road was severed. As the first step of the Allied offensive toward Japan, American general Joseph Stilwell reopened it, while, at the same time, keeping China supplied by air-lift from India and simultaneously driving the Japanese out of Burma. From the breathtaking adventures of the American “Hump” pilots who flew hair-raising missions over the Himalayas to make f… More >>

The Burma Road: The Epic Story of the China-Burma-India Theater in World War II

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