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Gurun - 16/17 Dec 1941
Historically, the British fell back in disorder from Jitra. By the time they reached Gurun, they were exhausted and had little time to prepare fixed defences. The disorganised retreat from Jitra meant that many units were seriously understrength. The Japs pushed on boldly with 1 battalion supported by tanks and easily broke through the demoralised British.
After falling back in good order, with 2 days to prepare fixed defences, and having secured local air superiority, let's see how the Brits fared in our Gurun battle...
The Japs advance through the rubber plantations. The black linear feature represents a railroad track.
The British line, anchored behind a fordable stream.
The RAF makes a rare showing! Buffaloes strafe the Jap columns on the road.
RAF Blenheims make a bombing run on a column of Jap tanks coming down the railway.
On the British right, the Japs are forced to pull back.
A column of Jap tanks attempt to break through the British centre!