The Battle of Kohima was a critical part of the war fought between Britain and Japan during World War II. It acted as a turning point on the eastern front more generally, and Dan talks to Akiko MacDonald, the daughter of a Japanese soldier who fought in the battle and Richard Greenwood, a former England rugby captain who has done lots of work into researching the battle. The National Army Museum recently polled the Battle of Kohima as Britain's greatest battle.
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Producer: Natt Tapley
Audio: Peter Curry & Felix Maynard