tandav wrote:Liu wrote:1. allies' help(including british india) is respected/appreciated by chinese now.
2. british india fought as a part of british empire.
3.during WWII,british india troops were armed much better than chinese troops,and its logistic were well maintained by british huge industry complexs.
during the whole WWII,chinese troops were short of rifles and bulliets,let alone trucks, cannon tank and aircrafts.
4.in Battle of Imphal 1944,british india defeated japanese.
before 1944, british india performed poorly in singapore,Malysia and burma.
5.chinese troops did not receive massive aid until burma~yunnan highroad was reopened in early 1945.
when KMT finished arming its troops with modern USA's weapons in spring of 1945, WWII almost ended.
thus,most amerian aided weapons were used by KMT for civil war(1946-1949),instead of WWII.
Most Indians consider the Indian army in WW2 only nominally under British control. Just like the KMT the IA officer cadre was staffed by natives some higher level directions were from British generals, just like KMT took higher level directions from USA and Mao took directions from Russia.
British and Australian officers in Singapore ran away in cowardice and Singapore fell very fast when the Japanese attacked since they were basically enjoying the facilities of colonialism in posh places. After the IA colonial officers were replaced by native Indian officers the performance improved drastically. The entire industrial complex was within India itself and though it was not the highest grade it was enough to see off the Italians and Germans in Africa and Japanese in Burma. There was no huge industry in India since the British were sucking all resources from India just like in colonial China. Given that the British had no choice but to leave India after 1947 or else they would have been massacred in India by the same Indian army that gave them victory in WW2. They even stole most of the equipment like fighters and other aircraft that was paid for by India during war.
Basically the Russians, Indians and USA defeated Japan around China and gave you freedom.
1.do you really think india was in the same league of USA/soviets,as for contribution to WWII?
your word make people think the big 3 should have been india/soviet/Usa,instead of UK/Soviet/USA.
2.which on hell was a colony,china or india?
3. british india in fact might join axies ,if Subhash Chandra Bose had suceeded.
to india's luck, Bose failed.
can you.imagine what would happned, if Bose had succeeded lead a axis india?
4. during WWII,several KMT divisions were trained/armed by americans in india .
according to the experience of those troops, india troops were armed much better and logistics was much better too, because of british industry complex and USA,s aid.