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Nagas Role in World War II

By Khrienuo, PhD candidate from Hyderabad University

Journal of North East India Studies

Vol 3(2) Jul-Dec 2013 pp 57-69

The Second World War (1939-1945) is an important historical event of the World. Even for the Nagas they considered it as an important event in their history. This is primarily due to their participation in the Battle of Kohima, which was a part of the Burma Campaign between the British and the Japanese during the Second World War. The Burma Campaign was fought from 4 April 1944 to 22 June 1944. The Battle of Kohima took place at Kohima, the present capital of Nagaland, which is situated in the Northeastern region of India. The Nagas role in the Battle of Kohima was of great importance and their role in the battle cannot be ignored, as it was one of the factors which contributed to the victory of the British in the battle. Nagas participation and contribution to the “Battle of Kohima” will be discussed at length in this paper.

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