In The Jungle Of Burma: The Importance Of Wingate And Chindits To The Victory: Burma Campaign 1945 (Paperback)
Major General Orde Charles Wingate, DSO & Two Bars (26 February 1903 - 24 March 1944) was a senior British Army officer known for his creation of the Chindit deep-penetration missions in Japanese-held territory during the Burma Campaign of the Second World War. The Chindits, known officially as the Long Range Penetration Groups, were special operations units of the British and Indian armies which saw action in 1943-1944 during the Burma Campaign of World War II. British Army Brigadier Orde Charles Wingate formed the Chindits for raiding operations against the Imperial Japanese Army, especially long-range penetration: attacking Japanese troops, facilities, and lines of communication deep behind Japanese lines. Their operations featured prolonged marches through extremely difficult terrain, undertaken by underfed troops often weakened by diseases such as malaria and dysentery. Controversy persists over the extremely high casualty rate and the debatable military value of the achievements of the Chindits.
This book describes the history of the Burma Campaign, which emphasizes Wingate & the Chindits' Contribution to the victory.