Virtual Event

Online micro-lecture
The Chindits: Behind Enemy Lines

We are delighted to deliver this, and our other online lectures, free of charge, however please consider a donation to support the Museum. The Gurkha Museum Trust is a charity that relies on your support. Every donation large or small enables us to continue celebrating, honouring and promoting the history and culture of the Gurkha Soldier and their continuing service to Britain.

In late 1941, Imperial Japan attacked U.S. and British Commonwealth forces across East Asia. Malaya and much of Burma had fallen by April 1942. In response, Allied Forces turned towards Colonel Charles Orde Wingate for a solution.  His unconventional approach saw a series of guerrilla units conduct ‘Long-Range Penetration’ into Japanese-held Burma. These Long-Range Penetration units would become known as The Chindits, the grit and determination of this battle unit during the Burma campaign means it is now remembered as one of the fiercest in history.

Join our Assistant Curator, Doug Henderson for a micro-lecture on The Chindits and their forays into enemy territory.

The lecture was first streamed on 11 January 2024 to mark 81 years since the 3rd battalion of the 2nd Gurkha Rifles left to join the other units involved with the upcoming first ‘Chindit’ operation, Operation Longcloth.

Date: 11th January 2024

Time: 13:00

Cost: FREE

Website: YouTube

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