Remembering World War Two in Burma – ‘Forgotten Allies’
The Army & Navy Club in London will be hosting an event on Thursday 21 June 2018, 6.30 – 11.00pm, whose purpose is two-fold: to commemorate those who served in the lesser-known Burma Campaign – both domestic and overseas veterans – as well as raise-finishing funds for Grammar Productions’ film Forgotten Allies, which tells the story of the Burmese veterans who fought for Britain’s 14th Army during WW2 and the charities trying to support and recognise them in their final years, Help for Forgotten Allies (H4FA), and The Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League (RCEL). The guest speaker for the evening will be the WW2 historian, writer and broadcaster, James Holland.
These ‘forgotten allies’ played an integral role in the war’s turning-point battles of Imphal and Kohima in 1944, and throughout the Japanese occupation took part in resistance movements in the Thai-Burma border areas. A huge number were killed, wounded and – if captured – subjected to horrific tortures.
Tickets for the event can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/remembering-world-war-two-in-burma-gala-dinner-film-fundraiser-tickets-45387542361?aff=es2