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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From here, it continues up the glen, joining the Burma Road (built by prisoners of war) which runs over the hills to Aviemore.
After further travels, and a Christmas dinner of bread and cheese during which Rizzo "had to pluck out the weevils in the cheese," the boys of the 96th finally arrived at their post along the Burma Road. They reported to General Joseph Stillwell to serve alongside Chinese and Burmese soldiers.
During WWII he was a truck driver in the Army Air Corps driving trucks on the Burma Road. After the war, he resumed driving truck and in 1959 he purchased the Phillips 66 station in Genoa which he ran for 7 years.
The float will be joining 19 others around Penang for the 7km procession themed 'Harmonious Society Through Tolerance and Understanding' and will depart at 7pm from the Malaysian Buddhist Association premises in Burma Road and end at the same venue.
Over the challenging 7,284 yard par-72 course, he tamed what has always been known as the 'Burma Road' because of its tough test.
Speaking to Nigerian Tribune exclusively, AlhajiShuaibu Hassan, a port worker who works with one of the regulatory agencies located on Burma Road in Apapa wondered how port workers will get to work if the major link bridge leading to Wharf Road is closed.
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.
Nonetheless, America did aid China by sending supplies to Chiang Kai-shek over the Burma Road. Since the Japanese were occupying the seacoast of China, it had become necessary to build supply routes from the interior of China to the outside world.
He helped Israel break the siege of Jerusalem by building the "Burma Road to Jerusalem".
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 Burma Road course to its knees yesterday with a sizzling 65 that included a career-first albatross, the 24-year-old feels confident.