419th Meeting : "A Travelogue of WWII Sites in Northern Thailand”.
Tuesday, 13 June, 2017.
A Talk by Jack Eisner.
the very beginning of World War II in Thailand, the northern part of
the country took on a central role in the Japanese drive westward. The
north was the staging area for both the Japanese and Thai armies’
invasion of Burma. One way of understanding the history of this period
is to visit the sites where the history took place. A travelogue
approach to WWII-related sites in this region is an easy, interesting
and quick way to get an historical overview.
Jack Eisner is a Canadian expatriate and retired academic, living in northern Thailand since
He has for several years had an interest in researching the history of
WWII in northern Thailand. Jack has had several articles published on
the topic of the American Volunteer Group's (Flying Tigers) operations
in Thailand in 1942.
(PDF File for downloading or reading on
line - 17 pages).