burma road

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road extending from Burma to China which was used during World War II to transport supplies to allied forces in China
A former highway extending about 1,126 km (700 mi) generally northeastward through mountainous country from northeast Burma (now Myanmar) to Kunming, China. It was a vital transportation route for wartime supplies to the Chinese government from 1938 to 1946. Former highway, South Asia. It ran 681 mi (1,096 km) from Lashio (in eastern Burma, now Myanmar) northeast to Kunming (in Yunnan, China). An extension ran east from Kunming, then north to Chongqing. Completed in 1939, it functioned as a supply route to the interior of China, carrying war goods. It was seized by the Japanese in 1942. It was reopened when it was connected to the Stilwell Road from India in 1945. Its importance diminished after World War II, but it remains a link in a 2,100-mi (3,400-km) road system from Yangon, Myanmar, to Chongqing, China
burma road