Battle of Imphal

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Slim Cottage

Slim Cottage in the Kangla Fort Complex. General Slim, commander of the British 14th Army, stayed in this cottage towards the end of 1944. Slim Cottage in the Kangla Fort Complex. General Slim, commander of the British 14th Army, stayed in this cottage towards the end of 1944. Photo by L. Himat

The headquarters of the British 14th Army moved from Comilla in present-day Bangladesh to Imphal for a few months towards the end of 1944 to oversee the unfolding operations in Burma. The colonial-era cottage in which General Slim stayed at the time, and which has since been named ‘Slim Cottage’, can still be seen in the Kangla Fort Complex today.