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Veterans remember World War Two Kohima battle

Veterans of one of the most vital and hard-fought battles of the Second World War gathered in York recently to remember their fallen comrades.

18 veterans travelled from across the UK to commemorate the 68th anniversary of the 1944 Battle of Kohima, in which British and Indian forces helped halt the Japanese invasion of India.

Nearly 4,000 British and Indian soldiers lost their lives during the battle, which was fought from 4 April to 22 June 1944 around the town of Kohima in North East India. It was later described by Earl Mountbatten as probably one of the greatest battles in history and it proved to be the turning point in the Burma campaign.

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