We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

World War II Track - from Myanmar (Burma) to Dhaka (Bengal)

Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
33 posts
6 reviews
Save Topic
World War II Track - from Myanmar (Burma) to Dhaka (Bengal)

Hi,

I wonder if anyone has walked the above track? Or, whether there's any tourist operator leading the adventure hike.

Thanks & cheers,

Warks.England
Destination Expert
for Myanmar, Yangon (Rangoon), Ngapali, Tossa de Mar
Level Contributor
15,718 posts
370 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: World War II Track - from Myanmar (Burma) to Dhaka (Bengal)

The borders are now open between Thailand and Myanmar and,more recently through to Assam but I am certain the border on the Rakhine to Bangladesh is firmly closed to foreigners.

The Royal British Legion ran tours to include the Arakan campaign (including in infamous tunnels) but now only include Myitkyina in the North.

www.remembrancetravel.org.uk/ww2-tours/burma

Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
33 posts
6 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: World War II Track - from Myanmar (Burma) to Dhaka (Bengal)

Hi Silverswimmer,

Thanks for the information. The tour cost is too dear for me.

Yes, I want to retrace the footstep of the Chindits, and wish to research on the subject.

I will see if any other ideas suggestion comes up.

Regards,

Warks.England
Destination Expert
for Myanmar, Yangon (Rangoon), Ngapali, Tossa de Mar
Level Contributor
15,718 posts
370 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: World War II Track - from Myanmar (Burma) to Dhaka (Bengal)

If you have not done already then read the books on this subject, various other links follow.

The late father of Mrs SS was with the REME attached to the West African division that was part of the Army that retook the Arakan and Akyab (now Sittwe) in 1945. They ended up at Prome and eventually Rangoon (it is appropriate to use these names on this occasion)

It was her desire to follow his roots that we first went to Myanmar in 1995 (and most years since)

http://www.burmastar.org.uk/slim.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11652782

and books (Amazon has profiles)

Uncle Bill: The Authorised Biography of Field Marshal Viscount Slim

Defeat Into Victory: (Pan Military Classics Series)

Slim, Master of War: Burma and the Birth of Modern Warfare

War in the Wilderness: The Chindits in Burma 1943-1944

Forgotten Voices of Burma: The Second World War's Forgotten Conflict

Quartered Safe Out Here

and many many others,including those on the Burma Railway.

SS

Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
33 posts
6 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: World War II Track - from Myanmar (Burma) to Dhaka (Bengal)

Thanks silverswimmer, for the information.

5. Re: World War II Track - from Myanmar (Burma) to Dhaka (Bengal)

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 10 February 2015, 05:20