Japan invaded Burma in late 1941, leading to the British Army’s longest ever retreat and, over two years later, to the reconquest of Burma by Field Marshal Slim’s
Japan invaded Burma in late 1941, leading to the British Army’s longest ever retreat and, over two years later, to the reconquest of Burma by Field Marshal Slim’s XIV Army. In 1944, Japan launched an attempt to invade India – Operation U Go – which led to the tumultuous battles of Imphal and Kohima; the high tide of the Japanese advance. Dr Robert Lyman will examine the Japanese invasion of India from the Japanese perspective. Why did the Japanese invade, and with what? Who were the commanders who made their command decisions? And what was the result?’
Born in New Zealand in 1963 Dr Robert Lyman was educated at Scotch College, Melbourne and the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. He spent twenty years as an officer in the British Army. He has been a trustee for many years of the Kohima Educational Trust, which provides educational support to young learners in Nagaland. Dr Lyman is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and lectures as far afield as York and Taipei, and is a regular contributor to TV documentaries and current affairs programmes.
6.30pm Drinks Reception (Drink included in ticket price), 7.00pm Lecture Commences
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