Burma - 14th Army: the battle of the Sittang Bend. Men of the Queen's Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment making an armed patrol

Burma - 14th Army: the battle of the Sittang Bend. Men of the Queen's Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment making an armed patrol
Leslie Cole
Burma - 14th Army: the battle of the Sittang Bend. Men of the Queen's Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment making an armed patrol

oil on canvas
64.7 x 97.7cm
IWM ART LD 5617

Soldiers cross a swollen river that threatens to sweep them away. However, such is their determination, the elements are almost incidental in the need to track and confront an unseen enemy. The battle of Sittang Bend was the last, and one of the bloodiest, conflicts in Burma as the remaining Japanese forces attempted to break out of the ravines of the Pegu Yomas during the heavy rains but found their way barred by British troops.