The Chindits: Behind Enemy Lines

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 Art of War

A lecture on the meaning and reasoning behind military art, ranging from the Bayeux Tapestry to the Second World War.

with Major Gordon Corrigan MBE


A lecture on the Story of Indian Independence and the Creation of Pakistan in 1947.

With Lieutenant General Sir Barney White-Spunner

Slim Sahib

A lecture on Britain’s Greatest Ever General.

With Bob Couldrey, John Mackinlay and Ray Pett

Operation Hell Fire

A young officer’s tale of ‘Claret’ operations in the undeclared war between Britain and Indonesia in the mid 1960s.

With Brigadier Christopher Bullock OBE MC

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