IMPHAL (India)

City and capital of Manipur state, on the Manipur River, 400 mi ENE of Kolkata. Originally the seat of the Manipur kings, it was conquered by the Burmese in 1813. During World War II it served as an Allied base during the Burma campaign and was unsuccessfully besieged by Japan between March and June 1944.

İMROZ [Imbros] (Turkey)

Island in the Aegean Sea, off the Gallipoli Peninsula. According to Herodotus, it was a home of the preGreek Pelasgians. During World War I it was occupied by Greece and was an important base for Allied operations during the Gallipoli campaign of 1915– 16. It was returned to Turkey in 1923.


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