Sword of General Tanaka

Sword of General Tanaka

This sword formerly belonged to General Nobuo Tanaka, commander of the Japanese Army’s 33rd Division, which fought against Allied troops at Imphal and when defending against the Allied advances towards Meiktila and Mandalay in 1944 and 1945. The Division finally surrendered in Southern Burma in 1945. General Tanaka’s sword was presented to Slim and was later presented by him to his old regiment, the 6th Gurkha Rifles. 

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