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Historical Atlas of South Asia 1942: Indian Ocean Raid

The most dangerous moment of the War, and the one which caused me the greatest alarm, was when the Japanese Fleet was heading for Ceylon and the naval base there. The capture of Ceylon, the consequent control of the Indian Ocean, and the possibility at the same time of a German conquest of Egypt would have closed the ring and the future would have been black.

- Winston Churchill

Indian Ocean Raid

The first three months of 1942 had seen the almost total defeat of the Allies in Southeast Asia, with Japan conquering Malaya and Singapore, southern Burma, and ...


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