Captured Japanese flag, 1944 (c)
Photograph compiled by Sir Frank Walter Messervy (1893-1974), World War Two, Far East (1941-1945), 1945.
In July 1943, Messervy was the General Officer Commanding the 7th Indian Infantry Division. The division fought at the Battle of the 'Admin Box' in the Arakan, and later at the decisive Battle of Kohima, in 1944. In December 1944, Messervy was appointed to command IV Corps, which he led on the drive to Meiktila and the advance to Rangoon. From 1947-1948, following the Partition of India, Messervy was the Commander-in-Chief of the Pakistan Army.
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National Army Museum, Out of Copyright
National Army Museum, Study Collection