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British and Commonwealth Forces suffered 74,000 battle casualties

Japanese Forces suffered 180,000

Strength in the field were:

Indian 340,000, British 100,000, West & East African 90,000

Chinese 65,000, American 10,000



"Grotesquely spilled and disarrayed they lie, like broken dolls abandoned after play,

Their empty eyes stare coldly at the sky, to everlasting night and endless day.

These dolls, that only yesterday were men, with yearning wistful dreams of those held dear,

Still linked by stinted phrases from a pen, that bridged the World and brought them warmly near.

A letter, moldering in a pack pleads "Please, oh please, oh please come back"

But in this Godforsaken place, dogs rip and tear, and eat his face"



William "Cocky" Cochrane was voted Man of the Year 2000 by the Black Watch Veterans Association in June at the annual reunion in Perth, Scotland


The untold story from a Black Watch soldier
The fore-runners of the U.S Army Ranger "Lurps" Units in Vietnam and
the British Special Air Service (SAS) Units in Malaya
CHINDIT
Special Force, Burma 1944
By Stewart Cochrane

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Operation "Telic"
1st Battalion The Black Watch were part of 7th Armoured Brigade "Desert Rats"  and took part in the military operation to free the people of Iraq 2003.
The Regiment also operated in the same area then named Mesopotamia during WWI circa 1917
 



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