Allied successes in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, together with hard-won British and Chinese advances in Burma, forced the Japanese onto the defensive in the Pacific and Far East. While the drama of war in Europe and the Pacific captured the world press, the CBI was relatively ignored. But in the jungles of Burma and along the mountain ridges, the Brits, the Chindits, Kachins, Burmese, Gurkas, Indians, and others were waging total war with the Japanese.
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