The Stilwell Road (1945)

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World War II propaganda film on the building of the Stilwell Road and the importance of the Burma Campaign. Originally called the Ledo Road it started in Ledo, Assam through Bhamo in Burma to Kunming in Yunan Province, China. The road was renamed the Stilwell Road after the American General Joseph Stilwell, under whose supervision it was built (sixty per cent% of the soldiers being African Americans). Intended to restore the line of communication between and to provide support to allied forces in India and Burma who were fighting in North Burma to liberate the country from the Japanese forces.

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