- Feb 2012
Interesting point about Burma - but I suspect that the British would attempt to maintain control there to protect India, the last real vestige of Empire and an important resource for Britain (one Sikh flew in the Battle of Britain as well). The Japanese were very keen to push the British out of Asia. Useless? The problem was that the British were not really prepared, logistically or psychologically, to fight an effective war in that region. The Japanese were - they referred to the jungle as their 'friend' whereas the British did not cope well though they improved with firmer leadership and motivation later.