Episode 290-The Invasion of Burma-Prelude

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Posted On May 20, 2020

The Japanese determine that Burma must be occupied to protect their new possession of Malaya. It’s up to Chiang Kai-Shek, American Gen. Joe Stilwell and British Gen. Wavell to stop them. The problem is the Allies don’t trust each other, in regards to Burma’s future. Churchill doesn’t care about China right now, but FDR needs the massive country to stay in the fight. Or else the many Japanese divisions in China might be turned on Australia and the US General Staff have determined that Australia has to hold out, to serve as a base. From their Gen. Douglas MacArthur will plan his return to the Philippines.

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