Troops moving ashore from landing craft, Akyab, 1944
Photograph, World War Two, Far East (1941-1945), 1944.
The 15th Corps took Akyab Island in the Arakan following a series of amphibious landings in December 1944. The island held a port and an important airfield which the Allies planned to use as a base from which to deliver supplies to troops in central Burma.
From a collection of 650 photographs compiled by the Commando Association.
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