In order to disrupt supplies to the Japanese in Burma, the British have blown up a railway bridge.
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12/02/1943 Wingate’s first Chindit guerrilla campaign begins behind the Japanese lines in Burma.
19/02/1943 The first Chindit action against Japanese occurs.
22/02/1943 Allied commando raid on Myebon, South of Akyab in the Arakan, western Burma.
 
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13/03/1943 A Chinese counter-attack throws the Japanese back across the Yangtze River.
17/03/1943 The Japanese attack British positions in Arakan, western Burma.
18/03/1943 Chindit forces cross the Irrawaddy in Burma.
29/03/1943 British and Indian troops begin to withdraw from Arakan in western Burma, under heavy Japanese pressure.
 
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14/04/1943 Lieutenant General William J. Slim takes over command in Arakan.
 
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08/05/1943 British forces withdraw from Buthidaung, just inside Burma.
11/05/1943 The British evacuate Maumgdaw before the monsoon arrives in the Arakan. All ground gained since September 1942 for the loss of 5,000 battle casualties is lost.
18/05/1943 The Japanese launch a new offensive along the Yangtze river, 250 miles north east of the Nationalist capital of Chunking.
20/05/1943 The Chinese launch a counter offensive on Yangtze River.
31/05/1943 Chiang Kai-Shek claims three Japanese divisions have been surrounded on Yangtze River.
 
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02/06/1943 Japanese forces are reported to be in full retreat on the Yangtze.
18/06/1943 Field Marshal Wavell is to become the Viceroy of India, with General Auchinleck becoming the C in C of India. A new East Asia Command is to be established.
 
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25/08/1943 Lord Mountbatten becomes the supreme allied commander in South East Asia Command.
26/08/1943 US bombers hit Hong Kong.
 
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13/09/1943 The Chinese Parliament at Kuomingtang, elects General Chiang Kai-shek as President of Chinese Republic.
 
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03/10/1943 Japanese forces launch the successful ‘rice’ offensive in Central China.
25/10/1943 The Japanese open the infamous Burma to Siam railway, which was built with forced British and commonwealth POW labour.
 
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05/12/1943 The first Japanese daylight raid on Calcutta is mounted with many reported killed.
09/12/1943 The Chinese retake Changteh in Hunan.
20/12/1943 The British reach the Maungdaw plain in Arakan, Burma.
31/12/1943 The Battle for Razabil in the Arakan begins between British and Japanese forces.
 

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