Lieutenant-General Sir William Slim awarding the Military Medal to Sergeant Jilalo Gafo, 11th East African Division, 1944 (c)
Photograph, World War Two, Far East, 1944 (c).
After the defeat of the Japanese offensives against Imphal and Kohima in the summer of 1944, the Allied armies were able to take the offensive against the Japanese. The 11th East African Division played a lead role in pursuing the retreating Japanese down the Kabaw valley and its units were the first to cross the Chindwin River.
From an album of 190 photographs associated with 11th East African Division and the King's African Rifles.
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National Army Museum, London
National Army Museum, Study collection
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