Diary May 5, 1944

A section of British soldiers of Slim's 14th Army in Burma

A section of British soldiers of Slim’s 14th Army in Burma are briefed by their company commander. A wide variety of weapons can be seen, including the Sten Gun, the Bren light machine gun and the Enfield rifle. The dishevelled appearance of the troops reflects the harshness of the Burmese terrain.

WW2 War Diary for Friday, May 5, 1944:

Southeast Asia

Burma: Slim’s 14th Army counter-attacks near Imphal.

Air War

Mediterranean: Torre Dam in Italy dive-bombed and smashed by RAF P-51 Mustangs and Australian and South African P-40 Warhawks.

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