A picture a soldier walking up a scorched hill

Memories of World War II bloodshed surface in a trek across India

“We never find bones.” But farmers in the remote hills of northeastern India do unearth other evidence of a brutal ambush by the Japanese in April 1944.

Allied troops regroup after a battle with Japanese forces near Imphal, capital of the Indian state of Manipur, in April 1944.

Photograph by Pen and Sword Books, Universal Images Group/Getty

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