This Day In History: 1945-01-03

The 3rd Battalion took part in a seaborne assault on Akyab in the Arakan in support of 3rd Commando Brigade. Not a shot was fired. It was ‘a dead town with everything destroyed or decayed….not a civilian walked the streets….rank tropical vegetation had overgrown many of the bombed ruins’.

A modern map of the area, showing the location of Akyab (now called Sittwe)