• Forgotten Battle of Kohima

    Forgotten Battle of Kohima

    A joint initiative of Kohima Museum and Indus Experiences.

    “WHEN YOU GO HOME TELL THEM OF US AND SAY FOR YOUR TOMORROW WE GAVE OUR TODAY”

    The words above are inscribed on a bronze plate which is fixed to a huge block of Naga stone, which is in turn embedded into the ground at the base of a feature called ‘Kohima Ridge’.

  • Forgotten Battle of Kohima

    Forgotten Battle of Kohima

    A joint initiative of Kohima Museum and Indus Experiences.

    “WHEN YOU GO HOME TELL THEM OF US AND SAY FOR YOUR TOMORROW WE GAVE OUR TODAY”

    The words above are inscribed on a bronze plate which is fixed to a huge block of Naga stone, which is in turn embedded into the ground at the base of a feature called ‘Kohima Ridge’.

  • Forgotten Battle of Kohima

    Forgotten Battle of Kohima

    A joint initiative of Kohima Museum and Indus Experiences.

    “WHEN YOU GO HOME TELL THEM OF US AND SAY FOR YOUR TOMORROW WE GAVE OUR TODAY”

    The words above are inscribed on a bronze plate which is fixed to a huge block of Naga stone, which is in turn embedded into the ground at the base of a feature called ‘Kohima Ridge’.

  • Forgotten Battle of Kohima

    Forgotten Battle of Kohima

    A joint initiative of Kohima Museum and Indus Experiences.

    “WHEN YOU GO HOME TELL THEM OF US AND SAY FOR YOUR TOMORROW WE GAVE OUR TODAY”

    The words above are inscribed on a bronze plate which is fixed to a huge block of Naga stone, which is in turn embedded into the ground at the base of a feature called ‘Kohima Ridge’.

  • Forgotten Battle of Kohima

    Forgotten Battle of Kohima

    A joint initiative of Kohima Museum and Indus Experiences.

    “WHEN YOU GO HOME TELL THEM OF US AND SAY FOR YOUR TOMORROW WE GAVE OUR TODAY”

    The words above are inscribed on a bronze plate which is fixed to a huge block of Naga stone, which is in turn embedded into the ground at the base of a feature called ‘Kohima Ridge’.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Forgotten Battle of Kohima

KolkataIt was on Kohima Ridge in 1944, that the invasion of India by the Japanese Imperial Army was halted by the bravery of a small garrison of just 1500 British and Indian soldiers, who, although outnumbered by about 10:1, held out for 14 days, until relieved by the British 2nd Division. We are delighted to offer this tour working with Bob Cook of Kohima Musuem. With access to original maps, operational and personal accounts, the Battlefield tour will give you a view of the battle from the perspective of the soldier in the trench, to the battalion commander up to the Divisional and Corps commanders. We hope you will be able to join us on this tour.

London Kolkata Kohima Kolkata London 
9 Days From £1,855

Detailed itinerary

About the tour leader Robert Cook

Bobs Picture

Robert (Bob) Cook retired as a Warrant Officer from the British Army after 34 years. His family has a long almost unbroken line of military service dating back alhmost 170 years.

Since retirement from the army Bob has operated a busy Bed & Breakfast in York, U.K. together with his wife. Amongst other interests, Bob is the volunteer curator of the 2nd Infantry Division Kohima Museum Trust also located in York. It was in this role that Bob first visited the battlefields of Kohima in 2008 and has since been back another 8 times leading military and civilian groups to explain and explore the many different aspects of what is probably the most important unknown battle of WW2. During his visits to Kohima, Bob’s knowledge and understanding of the Battle has steadily increased as has his liking for the friendly Naga Hill people of Nagaland in North East India.

In addition to being the curator, Bob is also a Trustee of the Kohima Educational Trust which aims to repay the debt of gratitude owed by the British veterans to the Naga Hill people for their unstinting aid and assistance against the Japanese Imperial Army. One of the ways of repaying this debt of gratitude is by sponsoring the education of the Naga children aged 14 – 16.

Bob is also the deputy chairman of the Burma Campaign Society which aims to improve and enhance the reconciliation between Japan and the U.K. In this role he has also visited Japan in company with a British army veteran of the battle to visit and pay respects to Japanese veterans of the Burma campaign and to visit the grave of Lieutenant General Kotoku Sato who commanded the 31st Japanese Division at Kohima.

Click here to view Bob Cook’s interview with Kohima Museum, York’s Curator

Contact us

Call   020 8901 7320

Enquire  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  quote-mark  Thank you very much for a well-organized tour. Everything went to plan. All the flights were on time and we were assisted at all airports and met by Indus reps. The hotels were first rate and the locals friendly. All the guides were good and the driver first class. We are certainly recommending Indus and you to others. It was a memorable tour so once again we say thank you. quote-mark2

J.E Knight

  quote-mark  I cannot speak too highly of the excellent services provided by Indus Tours and Travel Ltd. In the past 18 months they have arranged three special itineraries for me in Sri Lanka, two with my wife and third with my daughter. As I am in my mid-80’s comfortable caring assistance was essential and it is a tribute to all who made the arrangements and who looked after us in Sri Lanka that our experience on the first occasion was so good that it encouraged us to go again, twice, within a few months. We had many special requirements because we were re-visiting places that we knew and loved in the 1940’s. We were not let down. All of the itineraries were tailor made to suit us and were very reasonably priced. On each occasion we had good hotels, an air-conditioned car with a good driver guide at our full-time disposal and sound advice and help through-out. I had great confidence in the staff in your London Office and in particular Mr Shawn Hendricks who arranged all three holidays. He was most efficient, helpful and patient throughout. quote-mark2

John Kelsey. C.B.E