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1) Discuss the causes and consequences of Battle of Lion Box during the battle of World War-II. What is its significance as of today?(250 words)

Topic:  History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars.

1) Discuss the causes and consequences of Battle of Lion Box during the battle of World War-II. What is its significance as of today?(250 words)

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Why this question:

Recently the Platinum Jubilee of the Battle of Kangla Tongbi War was commemorated on 07 Apr 2019 by Army Ordnance Corps at Kangla Tongbi War Memorial near Imphal honoring the valiant brave hearts of Ordnance Personnel of 221 Advance Ordnance Depot who made their supreme sacrifice in the line of duty during the battle of World War-II on the night of 6/ 7 April 1944.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must  discuss in detail the importance of Battle of Kangla Tongbi, cause and consequences it had during world war II.

Directive word:

DiscussThis is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer

Introduction:

write a few introductory lines about Battle of Kangla Tongbi.

Body:

Answers must discuss in detail the following points :

  • The background of the Battle – It is considered one of the fiercest battles of World War II. It was fought by Ordnance personnel of 221 Advance Ordnance Depot (AOD) on the night of 6/7 April 1944 against Japanese forces. Japanese forces had planned a three pronged offensive to capture Imphal and the surrounding areas.
  • In their attempt to extend their line of communication to Imphal, the 33rd Japanese Division cut in behind the 17th Indian Division at Tiddim (Myanmar) and establishing themselves firmly on the main Kohima – Manipur highway, started advancing towards Kangla Tongbi.  However, combatant role of AOD personnel shook the enemy and forced the Japanese to withdraw.
  • Significance of the memorial – The Kangla Tongbi War Memorial is a mute testimony to this battle and the unflinching devotion to duty of the Ordnance personnel of 221 AOD, 19 of whom made the supreme sacrifice. It conveys to the world at large that Ordnance personnel, apart from being professional logisticians, are second to none in combat, being equally proficient soldiers, should the occasion demand.

Conclusion –

Conclude with significance even in today’s context.