Allied troops taking cover during the battle for Meiktila, 1945
Photograph, World War Two, Far East, 1945.
Meiktila was the decisive battle in March 1945 which effectively ended Japanese hopes of maintaining their position in Central Burma.
From a collection of official photographs collected by Major General (later Lieutenant General) Sir Frank Walter Messervy.
NAM Accession Number
National Army Museum, Out of Copyright
National Army Museum, Study collection