On this day in 1942, Japanese forces during World War II captured the Andaman Islands in the Indian Ocean.
The video below shows footage of a Japanese war bunker in Mayabunder in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
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December 31st, 2014 at 4:53 pm
Sorry it has taken me a while to get back to you on this – 23 March 1942 was the day that Japanese forces captured the islands – there was no resistance. I can’t find where I said they were captured in May – do remember where I said that? Thanks.
September 3rd, 2014 at 12:18 am
You have stated that the Andaman Islands were captured were captured here and in May 1942 – may I ask which in your research is the correct date?
September 3rd, 2014 at 7:46 pm
As soon as I get some time I’ll have a look into it for you,
September 3rd, 2014 at 9:17 pm