• 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
  • 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

Thirty-Nine Hours: The Assam Regiment’s March to Kohima

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Charlotte Carty recounts her epic mission to retrace the 39-hour march from Jessami to Kohima undertaken by the Assam Regiment in 1944.

The 1st Assam Regiment played a key role in the successful resistance of the Siege of Kohima in April 1944. The unit’s involvement is all the more remarkable because it had reached the garrison just moments before the Japanese began their attack, having walked 70 miles across mountainous terrain in the wake of a fierce encounter with the invading forces at Jessami.

Join Charlotte Carty as she recounts her own epic march from Jessami to Kohima, retracing the footsteps of her grandfather Lieutenant Colonel Bruno Brown, the Assam Regiment’s commanding officer.

This event has been developed by the Kohima Educational Trust as part of the Kohima 80th Anniversary Weekend.

About the speaker

Charlotte Carty

Charlotte Carty's interest in the Battle of Kohima stemmed from her grandfather's involvement there as Commanding Officer of the Assam Regiment.

Through her research into his service, Charlotte discovered the Kohima Educational Trust and subsequently became a Trustee. 

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