Burma Road


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Burma Road

A former highway extending about 1,100 km (700 mi) generally northeastward through mountainous country from northeast Burma (now Myanmar) to Kunming, China. It was a vital transportation route for wartime supplies to the Chinese government from 1938 to 1946.

Burma Road

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(Historical Terms) the route extending from Lashio in Burma (now Myanmar) to Chongqing in China, which was used by the Allies during World War II to supply military equipment to Chiang Kai-shek's forces in China
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The Stilwell Road or Ledo Road, from Ledo in India to Kunming in China via Myanmar connecting the Burma Road beyond Bhamo by allied forces from December 1942 to May 1945 for military operation against the Japanese forces in North Burma, was left in bad shape.
Overnight leader Scott Hend of Australia crashed off the Burma Road course with a 78 for a three-under tally and a tie for 15th.
The mock-ups were constructed and tested at the Caltrans Burma Road offices and in the SAS tower base.
But after bringing the famed Burma Road course to its knees yesterday with a sizzling 65 that included a career-first albatross, the 24-year-old believes he's capable of going all the way this time.
In 1945, during World War II, Allied supplies began reaching China over the newly reopened Burma Road.
This dangerous and demanding airlift supply route became necessary with the Japanese seizure of the Burma Road, and Chiang Kai-shek's insistent demands for ever-greater amounts of fuel, munitions, and supplies.
SpiceRoads offers four other tours in Burma: Burma Adventure - a 14-day tour from Inle Lake to Mandalay; Cycling the Burma Road - 14-day tour on old WWII military supply lines and to former colonial British hill stations; Burma Heritage - a 7-day tour from Kipling's Mandalay to the temples at Bagan and Discover the Shan Hills by Bicycle - a 5-day tour that takes in enigmatic Inle Lake.
Appropriate for a general readership, this book describes the challenges faced by the 1942 American military mission moving arms and food from Rangoon to China for Chiang Kai-shek's troops fighting the Japanese, the inadequate vehicle maintenance and repair facilities along the Burma Road, and the logistics problems encountered by American civilians working on the Burma Road.
But contracts also were signed for fresh fruits and vegetables and other supplies that could not be brought into China via the Burma Road or over "the Hump.
Archeologists have no clue as to what the ancient people would have called the village, but the village sits near the well known Burma Road, a supply route into Jerusalem during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.
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