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Chindits veteran recalls ‘impossible’ hardships of Burma campaign

A veteran of the Second World War’s brutal Burma campaign has recalled how he survived tropical diseases, injury and jungle warfare 75 years on from the end of the conflict. John Hutchin, 96, joined the Chindits, a special fighting force tasked with disrupting Japanese communications and supply lines during the war in the Far East, aged 20. The Chindits units drew their name from a mythical Burmese lion that appeared on their badge.

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