Thursday, March 7, 2013

Mar

7

1943

The Chindits march into the Burmese jungle

Chindits with their mules carrying supplies make their way through the jungle.

It was also assumed that supplies would be dropped regularly, which turned out, after the first two drops, to be a false hope, not because of any shortage of aircraft, just that the enemy’s presence often made it impossible to pick and choose time and place. As a result, for most of the expedition, one day`s rations had to last at the very least for three, and too often much longer.