In 1944, the garrison in a hill town in north-east India , was besieged by a Japanese Division. The 1500 defenders withstood the attack for two weeks until they were relieved by the 2nd British Division. The ensuing battle lasted two months and drove the Japanese into retreat. Military historians James Holland and Robert Lyman will show extracts from the film Imphal and Kohima: Britain's Greatest Battle and discuss the importance of this battle and that of the battle of Imphal which was taking place simultaneously further south. Rob Lyman will also talk about the Kohima Educational Trust which was founded fifteen years ago by veterans of the battle to raise funds to improve lives in the area around Kohima in order to repay a debt of gratitude to the local population for their help during the battle.
Wed, 3 July 2019 - 18:30 - 21:30 BST
Department of Theatre,
Film and Television
University of York