The Battle of Kohima was one of the largest defeats suffered by the Japanese Army during the Second World War and proved a major turning point in the Far East campaign.
From early April 1944, the men of Kohima's British-Indian garrison defended their hilltop position against a much larger Japanese force. Their desperate situation, often fought at close quarters, was relieved after a few weeks and a successful counter-offensive ensued.
This virtual tour, led by Dr Robert Lyman and Dan Hill, will use a blend of the latest technology and original artefacts to take you on the ground and explore this remote battlefield like never before.
Research curators will introduce items from the National Army Museum’s world-class collection to illustrate the story and bring the events of the battle to life.
This event will be delivered online in partnership with Battle Guide Virtual Tours.
The livestream will begin 15 minutes ahead of the advertised start time. The tour will then last for approximately 75 minutes, followed by 15 minutes for questions.
A link will be sent to all ticket holders 72 hours before the event begins.