Archive for October 2007

Domino Dawn – Japan Invades Thailand 1941

Oct 22nd, 2007 | By | Category: Southeast Asia

The Battle of Prachuap Khirikan Airfield was a key engagement of the South-East Asian Theatre of World War II. It was fought from December 8th to 9th 1941, at the airfield of Prachuap Khirikan in Thailand, on the coast of the Gulf of Thailand along the Isthmus of Kra. It saw the loss of Thailand, and the opening of the Malay Peninsula to the Japanese, who intended using Thailand as a base to strike at British possessions in Burma and Malaya, having attacked Thailand without warning.