December 11, This Day during the World War ll

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December 11, 1941 – the Battle for The Ledge was a British operation in December 1941 to move into southern Thailand following the Japanese invasion of Malaya and of Thailand during World War II. It was authorised by Lieutenant-General Arthur Percival as a “mini Matador” after Operation Matador, a pre-emptive strike into Thailand which had been opposed by the British government was not carried out. Due to delays in authorisation by Percival and in the forwarding of his order, the need to reorganise the troops for Krohcol instead of Matador, and resistance from Thai policemen the Krohcol column did not reach the Ledge in time. Krohcol crossed the frontier some fourteen hours after the landings at Kota Bharu, on 8 December, and met stubborn opposition from Thai policemen and civilian volunteers led by Major Prayoon Rattanakit, police commissioner of the town of Betong. This force harassed the British column from…

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