The Franco-Siamese War of 1941

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The Franco-Siamese War of 1941

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more on Vichy Indo-China vs Siam, 1940-41

Post by asiaticus » 23 Jun 2006 09:17

Some other good info:

Vichy Indo-China vs Siam, 1940-41
http://www.sonic.net/~bstone/history/vichyvssiam.shtml

French forces
http://france1940.free.fr/e41index.html#Indochina

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Post by King Maker » 23 Jun 2006 14:25

Also my friend website about Phum Preav:

http://www.geocities.com/thailandwwii/phumpreav.html

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Re: The Franco-Siamese War of 1941

Post by Wisarut » 23 Nov 2012 00:17


Victory March around Sanam Luang [then Phramen Ground] in May 1941

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Re: The Franco-Siamese War of 1941

Post by Wisarut » 23 Apr 2014 21:13

Doudou wrote:Dear Sir,

I am a French student in Military History and I'm writing a thesis about the French Thai war of 1940-1941. I observed you post regularly many interesting items about Thai armed forces of the beginning of WW2 and, I hope that my request will not annoy you, I would like to know if you would be agree to provide some help about my subject by answering some questions. Thanks in advance.

Best regards from France,

Yann.

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Hello,

Particulary, I am looking for the order of battle of each infantry division of the Burapha and Isan Armies during the hostilities. Could you provide it ?

Thanks in advance,

Yann.
13 November 1940 - the appointment of Supreme Commander, Field Army Commander, Field Navy Commander and Field Air Force Commander
Maj Gen Luang Phibunsonggram as both Supreme Commander and Field Army Commander
Rear Admiral Luang Sinsonggramchai as Field Navy Commander
Vice Air Marshall Luang Athuk-Thewadejas Air Force Commander

25 November 1940

Army: Maj Gen Luang Phibunsonggram has set up the Field Army unit which consisted the following "divisions" with the actual strength of
a regiment according to the number of battalions
1. Boorapha Army lead by Colonel Luang Phrom Yothee which has a duty to storm Cambodia and meet with Isan Army at Phnom Penh before heading North to destroy enemy forces along Mekhong
and meet with Phayap Division that head Southward along Mekhong river.

Boorapha Army (AKA 1st Division) with HQ in Prachinburi consisted of
1.1 Phra Nakhon Division which consisted of
1.1.1 the 1st Infantry Battalion Royal Guard (Bangkok - the remnant of the 1st Infatry Regiment after 1932 - the very first moder Army Unit created by King Chulalongkorn in 1868)
1.1.2 the 2nd Infantry (Bangkok the remnant of the 1st Infatry Regiment after 1932 - the very first moder Army Unit created by King Chulalongkorn in 1868 - without Royal guard status until later on)
1.1.3 the 3rd Infantry (Bangkok the remnant of the 1st Infatry Regiment after 1932 - the very first moder Army Unit created by King Chulalongkorn in 1868 - without Royal guard status until later on)
1.2 Lopburi Division which consisted of
1.2.1 the 4th Infantry Battalion (Lopburi)
1.2.2 the 6th Infantry Battalion (Lopburi)
1.2.3 the 37th Infantry Battalion (Rajburi)
1.2.4 the 1st Infantry Battalion Royal Guard (Reserved Forces from Bangkok - from the first class reserves)
1.2.5 the 29th Infantry Battalion (Reserved Forces from Phitsanuloke - from the first class reserves)
1.2.6 the 4th Artillery Battalion (Lopburi)
1.3 Prachinburi Division which consisted of
1.3.1 the 5th Infantry Battalion (Hatyai, Songkla)
1.3.2 the 8th Infantry Battalion (Lopburi)
1.3.3 the 45th Infantry Battalion (Phetburi)
1.3.4 the 31st Infantry Battalion (Reserved Forces from Chiang Mai - from the first class reserves)
1.3.5 1 Artillery Battalion
1.4 Watthana Nakhon Division which consisted of
1.5 Chanthaburi Division - with a mixure with Marines which consisted of
1.5.1 the 1st Marine Battalion (Thonburi)
1.5.2 the 2nd Marine Battalion (Sattahip, Chonburi)
1.5.3 the 3rd Marine Battalion (Sattahip, Chonburi)
1.5.4 the 4th Cavalry Battalion (Chanthaburi)
1.5.5 the marine Artillery Battalion (Sattahip, Chonburi)
1.5.6 Army Engineer Unit
1.5.7 Army Signal Unit
2. Isan Army (AKA 2nd Division) l ead by Colonel Luang Kriangsakphichit which has a duty to storm Cambodia from Surin and head to Champasak before heading Northward along mekhong river to meet with Phayap Division at
Viengchan before heading Southward to meet Boorapha Division at Phnom Penh

Isan Army with HQ in Surin consisted of
2.1 Udon Division for Udon Thani, Nong Khai, Loei, Sakhon Nakhon, and Nakhon Phanom which consisted of
2.1.1 the 2nd Infantry (Bangkok the remnant of the 1st Infatry Regiment after 1932 - the very first moder Army Unit created by King Chulalongkorn in 1868 - without Royal guard status until later on)
2.1.2 the 22nd Infantry (Udon Thani)
2.1.2 the 22nd Infantry (Reserved Forces from Udon Thani - from the first class reserves)
2.1.3 1 Artillery Battalion
2.1.4 1 unit of Army Engineer
2.1.5 1 unit of Army Signal
2.1.6 Reserve forces
2.2 Ubon Division for Ubon Ratchathani and Sisaket which consisted of
2.2.1 the 19th Infantry Battalion (Surin)
2.2.2 the 20th Infantry Battalion (Ubon)
2.2.3 the 21st Infantry Battalion (Nakhon Ratchasima)
2.2.4 the 30th Infantry Battalion (Lampang)
2.2.5 the 8th Artillery Battalion (Ubon)
2.2.6 the 5th Cavalry battalion (Roy Ed)
2.2.7 Platoon of Armored Vehicle (Tank)
2.2.8 1 unit of Army Engineer
2.2.9 1 unit of Army Signal
2.2.10 Reserved Forces
2.2.11 Quartermaster unit
2.3 Surin Division for Surin and Buriram which consisted of
2.3.1 the 7th Infantry Battalion ()
2.3.2 the 29th Infantry Battalion (Phitsanuloke)
2.3.3 the 19th Infantry battalion (Reserved Forces from Nakhon Ratchasima)
2.3.4 the 3th Cavalry battalion (Nakhon Ratchasima)
2.3.5 the 10th Artillery Battalion (Ubon)
2.2.6 1 unit of Army Engineer
2.2.7 1 unit of Army Signal
2.2.8 Reserved Forces
2.4 Thonburi Division - New unit created during the ceasefire and negotiation between Thailand and French government wiht Japanese as mediators. which consisted of
2.4.1 the 28th Infantry Battalion (Nakhon Sawan)
2.4.2 the 2nd Infantry (Reserved Force from Bangkok the remnant of the 1st Infatry Regiment after 1932 - the very first moder Army Unit created by King Chulalongkorn in 1868 - without Royal guard status until later on)
2.4.3 the 3nd Infantry (Reserved Force from Bangkok the remnant of the 1st Infatry Regiment after 1932 - the very first moder Army Unit created by King Chulalongkorn in 1868 - without Royal guard status until later on)
2.4.4 the 6th Artillery Battalion (Phitsanuloke)
2.2.5 1 unit of Army Signal
2.2.6 Reserved Forces
2.5 Nakhon Ratchasiam Division - New unit created during the ceasefire and negotiation between Thailand and French government wiht Japanese as mediators. which consisted of
2.5.1 the 21st Infantry Battalion (Nakhon Ratchasima)
2.5.2 the 21st Infantry Battalion (Reserved Force from Nakhon Ratchasima)
2.5.3 the 19th Infantry Battalion (Reserved Force from- Surin)
2.5.4 the 19th Infantry Battalion (Second round of Reserved Force from - Surin)
2.6 Special support unit
2.7 reserves
2.8 Anti Aircraft unit
3. Pak Tai Mixed Division lead by Colonel Luang Senanarong functioned as the 3rd Division since this one is too big for regular division with a size of regiment but not large enough to become pak Tai Army -
3.1 Songkla Division which consisted of
3.1.1 the 5th Infantry Battalion (Hatyai, Songkla)
3.1.2 the 41st Infantry Battalion (Suan Tun, Songkla)
3.1.3 the 42nd Infantry Battalion (Khok Pho - Pattani)
3.1.4 the 17th Artillery Battalion (Suan Tun - Songkla)
3.2 Nakhon Sri Thammaraj which consisted of
3.2.1 the 38th Infantry Battalion (Chumporn)
3.2.2 the 39th Infantry Battalion (Nakhon Srithammaraj)
3.2.3 the 40th Infantry Battalion (Trang)
3.2.4 the 3rd Artillery Battalion (Nakhon Srithammaraj)

4. Phayap Division lead by Colonel Luang Harnsongkram- independent division with a size of regiment whcih attack Luang Phrabang and Viengchan to meet with Isan Army which consisted of
4.1 the 30th Infantry Battalion (Lampang)
4.2 the 31th Infantry Battalion (Chiang Mai)
4.3 the 28th Infantry battalion (Reserved Forces from Nakhon Sawan)
4.4 the 30th Infantry battalion (Reserved Forces from Lampang)
4.5 1 unit of Army Signal
5. Bangkok Mixed Division - independent division with a size of regiment which consisted of
5.1 the 1st Cavalry battalion (Bangkok - Australian Stallon unit)
5.2 the 7th Army Engineer (Ayutthaya)
5.3 the 16rd Artillery Battalion (Lopburi)
5.4 1 unit of Army Signal
5.5 Armour vehicle unit - another place of tanks

In the later arrangement, there is Chanthaburi division ...

20 december 1940 - approving the plan to expand army forces to
45 Infantry Battalions
5 Cavalry battalions
15 Artillery battalions
3 Army Engineer Battalion
http://iseehistory.socita.com/index.php ... =538711048
http://digi.library.tu.ac.th/thesis/po/ ... PTER_3.pdf

time line of Thailand at war until Siamese coup of 8 Nov 1947 compiled by Colonel Thawin Yooyen
http://digi.library.tu.ac.th/journal/00 ... AGE135.pdf

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