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Tribute to Burma's 'Forgotten Army'

A bronze tribute to the Chindits who served during the Burma campaign in 1943 is unveiled in Staffordshire's National Memorial Arboretum

A memorial to what was known as the "Forgotten Army" of World War II has been unveiled at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

The Chindits were the British India Special Force that served during the Burma campaign in 1943 and 1944.

Several of the veterans attended the ceremony, marking 70 years since their historic battle.

A bronze statue was unveiled at the site representing the unit's emblem of the Chinthe, a mythical Burmese beast that was half lion and half eagle.