Guwahati, May 30: The 74th anniversary of the Battle of Red Hill was commemorated on May 29 at India Peace Memorial, Maibam Lotpaching by 2nd World War Imphal Campaign Foundation.
The function was attended by British Deputy High Commissioner to India Bruce Bucknell along with his officials, members of Indo-Japan Friendship Association, students of Manipur University among others.
It may be mentioned here that the Battle of Red Hill, aka Point 2926, was one of the fiercest battles which was fought in Manipur during the second World War.
The Japanese had attacked and occupied parts of the Red Hill and Maibam village on May 21, 1944, after which an intense battle followed for nine days between the Japanese and a combined British effort involving infantry, armour, artillery and air attacks.
It is worth mentioning that organisers of the function, 2nd World War Imphal Campaign Foundation, has been commemorating all the major locations of the battles fought in Manipur for the last many years.
With their research, the team of 2nd World War Imphal Campaign Foundation have also discovered major battlefield locations which were earlier unknown to the general masses of the region.