Right: Kohima War Cemetery, Kohima, India, recalls the Second World War in Southesast Asia (Submitted)

Presentation in Duncan: The Naga peoples and The Forgotten Army

Rarely is there media coverage on events in the Southeast Asia theatre

Every November there are many newspaper articles and TV documentaries on the European battles of the Second World War and the armies involved in those events.

Rarely is there media coverage on events in the Southeast Asia theatre of the Second World War fought between Commonwealth nations and Japan. Even at the time the events were occurring between 1941 and 1945, the Allied Burma Campaign was overlooked by press and public interest in both Canada and the United Kingdom, so much so that the multi-racial soldiers involved in the struggle and fighting under the British flag called themselves “The Forgotten Army”.

And yet, the Burma Campaign, the only Allied land operation in Southeast Asia, resulted in the greatest defeat of a Japanese field army to date.

At 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 at St. Peter’s Quamichan Church Hall, Carolyn Prellwitz will be making a one-hour presentation to the regular meeting of the Cowichan Historical Society.

The talk and slide show, entitled “The Naga Peoples and The Forgotten Army” arose out of an off-the-beaten track reconnaissance tour Prellwitz took to Assam and Nagaland, India in February, 2017.

The presentation will include some of her personal photos from that tour, information on the Naga peoples living in the area as well as two Cowichan Valley connections to 1942 and 1944 Nagaland events.

The event is open to everyone.

There is no cost, but donations to the Cowichan Historical Society are always welcome. For further information contact cvmuseum.archives@shaw.ca; 250-746-6612.

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