Prome, Now Pyay, During The Burma Campaign

This image radiates with concentration. Here you can see Indian soldiers of the Indian 20th Infantry Division as they are on the lookout for Japanese holdouts during the Burma Campaign. The Japanese opened fire on Prome on the night of 30 March 1945 — after a victory at Shwedaung.

Though the Allied forces gained some grounded and were able to cause significant damage, they were forced to withdraw to Allanmyo on 2 April. But a month later, in early May, the Allies were able to retake the area.




Prome (Pyay), Bago Region, Burma (Myanmar).

3 May 1945.

Image taken by Sgt. R. Watson, No. 9 Army Film & Photographic Unit. 

Credit: Anti-Worlds