About Bandoola Productions Battle of Imphal Project

Reading Guide. (This post is about the blog and why you might follow it. All posts will have a reading guide and a summary)

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This blog is about work Bandoola Productions is doing on the The Battle of Imphal. This work will lead to a book a collection of art and and a series of talks the first of which was given at the Museum of Military Life in Carlisle.

We do intend to concentrate on the Shenan Ridge part of the Battle of Imphal, thus we are not covering either the Tiddim Road axis nor Kohima. My father, then Major DM Sole fought in 2 Border there as D Company Commander, but in fact almost none of what we have done is about him specifically

We seek to do the following:

  • Tell the story of Shenan Ridge in a bit more detail than we have found elsewhere.
  • Examine the Japanese aspects in some detail;
  • Challenge some conventional historical opinion where we think that is useful.
  • We seek not to repeat the excellent histories that are already published, although we do need to give our audience a basic narrative.

We will use this blog but partly to air opinion and research as it unfolds and partly to tell of the story of the research. For example, I am writing this from Imphal ( October 2016).

The blog is chatty, not polished work. It is me, researching and questioning things, having idea talking to those who are interested in the process of such a project and also the content.


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