Talk:Battle of Yenangyaung

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I have made a stab at fixing this thing on the other page. How its that? I dont see a problem using numbers and detailed discriptions of actions in the battle from a cited source. They are needed to explain the course of the battle so its understandable. Asiaticus (talk) 19:51, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

The text looks like a continued rework of the original copyvio. I was not comfortable with continuing down that path so I reverted to the last clean version. If you have questions please drop me a note. Jeepday (talk) 02:49, 28 March 2008 (UTC)
This article looks at best either extremely inaccurate, or at worst, a complete fake. At Yenangyaung in 1942, the British army (who were solely in charge of this battle, the nearest Chinese troops being much further to the east) had to destroy the oilfields. The engagement was a part of the long withdrawal of the British army into India in 1942, and can on no account be considered a victory for the allies - it was a complete Japanese victory. In any event, General Sun, the Chinese commander, was under the authority of General Slim, so the list of commanders looks to be incorrect too. I suggest that those interested in this period of history read one of the best military memoirs written, by William Slim, Defeat into Victory. There, the account of this supposed battle, is more accurately recorded than this article. --jrleighton 08:49, 21 August 2009 (UTC)
You are either ignorant or a liar. Sun Liren has never been under William Slim. He was under the authority of the Chinese 66th Army in turn under the Chinese Expeditionary Force Command under Lo Zhuoying, Du Yuming and Stillwell.92.4.164.40 (talk) 21:20, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

I did some research and i found that most of the 7th Armoured Brigade was trapped with the 1st Division. Only a small contingent of around 30 tanks and 50 guns managed to avoid being trapped and it was these guys that took part in the rescue.

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I have removed categories from the "temp" version temp so it dosn't appear as a current article Hugo999 (talk) 12:16, 30 April 2011 (UTC)