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Mergui

Mergui (Myeik; 98.60E 12.43N) is a port in Burma's Tenasserim region, on the west coast of the Kra Isthmus. This was a tin mining district, producing about 2400 tons per year. The port had a small airstrip, part of the air bridge from India to Singapore.

The port was defended by 2 Burma Rifles Battalion (2 Burma Brigade) when war broke out. However, the garrison was evacuated following the loss of Tavoy on 19 January 1941.

References

Allen (1984)

Pearce and Smith (1990)



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