Burma - 14th Army: The Battle of the Sittang Bend. Men of the Queen's Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment Making an Armed Patrol

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  • Art.IWM ART LD 5617
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  • Support: canvas
  • medium: oil
  • Support: Height 660 mm, Width 980 mm
  • Frame: Depth 60 mm, Height 866 mm, Width 1190 mm
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image: Five soldiers wading through a flooded paddy field


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.

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War Artists Advisory Committee commission


Cole 45

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