A history of east asia theater of wwii

Many rich families from Madras moved permanently to the hill stations in fear. Japanese shipping was driven from the Burmese coast using this type of warfare. The oil installations were heavily damaged by the attacks, aggravating the Japanese fuel shortages due to the American blockade.

In August the Allies formed a new South East Asian Command to take over strategic responsibilities for the theatre. On 15 November, Auchinleck handed over responsibility for the conduct of operations against the Japanese in the theatre to Mountbatten. The final attack was flown as the carriers were heading for Sydney to become the British Pacific Fleet.

Following the neutralisation of the German fleet in late and earlyforces from the Home Fleet were released, and the success of Operation Overlord in June meant even more craft could be sent, including precious amphibious assault shipping.

On March 23, a Japanese invasion force seized the islands and occupied them until the end of the war. British submarines based in British Ceylon operated against Japanese shipping.

For operations against Japanese aircraft and naval units by squadrons based in Ceylon during the Japanese attacks of April After the departure of the main battle forces the Indian Ocean was left with escort carriers and older battleships as the mainstay of its naval forces.

Nevertheless, during those months important operations were launched in the recapture of Burma, including landings on Ramree and Akyab and near Rangoon. The Japanese minesweeping capability was never great, and when confronted with new types of mines they did not adapt quickly.

The fleet in the Indian Ocean was then gradually reduced to little more than a convoy escort force as other commitments called for the more powerful ships. The fall of Singapore was the largest surrender in British military history.

Loganathanand had limited involvement with the administration of the territory. Nevertheless, during those months important operations were launched in the recapture of Burma, including landings on Ramree and Akyab and near Rangoon.

On December 29,political control of the islands was theoretically passed to the Azad Hind government of Subhas Chandra Bose. It was commanded by General Count Hisaichi Terauchiwho commanded it from to The raid was only partially successful. The Japanese extensively used bicycle infantrywhich allowed them quick movement over vast distances.

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It was commanded by General Count Hisaichi Terauchiwho commanded it from to After being driven out of Malaya, Allied forces in Singapore, under the command of Lieutenant General Arthur Percivalsurrendered to the Japanese on February 15, ; aboutAllied troops became prisoners of war.

It did not succeed in destroying Allied naval power in the Indian Ocean but it did force the British fleet to relocate from British Ceylon to Kilindini near Mombasa in Kenya, as their more forward fleet anchorages could not be adequately protected from Japanese attack.

Indian Ocean naval campaigns —45 Main article: In August the Allies formed a new South East Asian Command to take over strategic responsibilities for the theatre. It was only after the war in Europe was clearly coming to an end that large British forces were dispatched to the Indian Ocean again.

On 15 November, Auchinleck handed over responsibility for the conduct of operations against the Japanese in the theatre to Mountbatten. Indian Ocean naval campaigns —45[ edit ] Main article: The oil installations were heavily damaged by the attacks, aggravating the Japanese fuel shortages due to the American blockade.

It was only after the war in Europe was clearly coming to an end that large British forces were dispatched to the Indian Ocean again. The Japanese minesweeping capability was never great, and when confronted with new types of mines they did not adapt quickly.

South-East Asian theatre of World War II

The reorganisation of the theatre command took about two months. SEAC was disbanded on 30 November Edit The Allies suffered many disastrous defeats in the first six months of the war.The South-East Asian Theatre of World War II was the name given to the campaigns of the Pacific War in Burma, Ceylon, India, Thailand, Philippines, Indochina, Malaya and Singapore.

Objectives for conquering these countries included the seizure of natural resources such as rubber and petroleum from European colonies in the region.

Trace your ancestors' unique story and your family tree with help of the GenForum Billions of Records · Start Your Research · Discover Your Genealogy · Genealogy Resources. Aug 04,  · South-East Asian theatre of World War II's wiki: The South-East Asian Theatre of World War II was the name given to the campaigns of the Pacific War in Burma, Ceylon, India, Thailand, Philippines, Indochina, Malaya and Singapore.

Objectives for conquering these countries included the seizure of natural.

The South-East Asian Theatre of World War II was the name given to the campaigns of the Pacific War in Burma (now Myanmar), Ceylon, India, Thailand, Indochina, Malaya and mi-centre.comes of the conquest of these countries included the securing of natural resources such as rubber and petroleum from the European colonies in the region.

Department of History WWII Asian Pacific Theater WWII Major Operations of the Asian and Pacific Theater Pacific and the Far East The Imperial Powers, 1 September China, Major Japanese War Objectives and Planned Opening Attacks Major Allied Forces and Positions, December South-East Asian theatre of World War II.

South-East Asian Theatre; Part of World War II and Pacific War: A Chindit column crosses a river in Burma, Date: 8 December – 9 September The fall of Singapore was the largest surrender in British military history.

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