80th Anniversary of the relief of Imphal

At 10.30 on June 22 1944, Durham Light Infantry of 2 British Infantry Division, moving south from Kohima, met 1/17 Dogras of 5 Indian Infantry Division, moving north from Imphal. The road was open at last to allow supplies through. The siege of Imphal was over.

Captain Sean Kelly, 2 Durham Light Infantry, wrote:

“Imphal was relieved. We sat alone in the sunshine & smoked & ate. Soon the staff cars came purring both ways. It was a lovely day.”