War In The East
In December 1941, Imperial Japanese forces launched a devastating surprise attack on American, British, Commonwealth and Dutch colonies throughout South East Asia. Allied forces were quickly overwhelmed and had been pushed back to the borders of India and the island of Papua and New Guinea by May 1942.
The Fall of Hong Kong
On 8 December 1941, eight hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Japanese forces launched an invasion of the British colony of Hong Kong.
The Fall of Singapore
In December 1941, Japanese units began to invade northern Malaya and southern Thailand, with the aim of taking the British base at Singapore.
Imphal and Kohima
The battles of Imphal and Kohima, fought between March to June 1944 , were a turning point of the war against Japan.
Following the successful Japanese offensives launched against Europe’s colonial possessions in South East Asia, the Japanese advanced into Burma.