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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 19, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE The Life and Times of Lord Motintbatlcn Lord louis Mountbotton with Peter Moiley in Bangkok during the filming of the series, a personal account of Mountbatten ond his. involvement in world History over the last sixiy years. 'The Imperial Enemy'airs Sunday, 22 at 7.30 p.m. on CTV. The Burma C Moimtbatten's problems Part six in the series "The Lile and Times of Lord Mount- "The Impe-ial Ene- talks about Mountbat- ten's voars as Supreme All'cd Conuiinnder, South East Asia, when set about re- solving the Burma Campaign by attacking what he referred to as "the thiee MV Mor- ale, Monsoons and Malaria. The progiam will be telecast on the CTV Television Net- work Sunday, April 22 at p.m. Mounlbatten arrived in Delhi to take up Ms new post in 1943 The British forces in Burma were at this time distillled by a lonR scries of defeats which brought the Japanese to the gates of India. Malaiia had taken its toll with 120 sick (or every battle casualty and dur- ing the period of the north- west monsoon whale up to 800 inches ol rain swamped the countryside. The new Supreme Allied Commander intended to solve tltese problems. "Doctors may not win the war for said Mountbat- ten, "but they could easily lose it." And with this in mind, be- fore he even left London, he set up a Medical Advisory Di- vision. This division, working c'osely with medical officers in the field, gradually intro- duced new techniques, drugs and methods of treatment. The work paid off. By 1945 the fi- gures were down to ten sick for every battle casual y and the proportion was still de- creasing. The monsoon problem was also attacked before Mount- baUen left London. He decid- ed, against all previous tra- ditions, to keep figh'ing dur- ing the monsoon period. This way, lie felt, the Japanese would taken coniwle'e'y by surprise and would be tinab'e to use the usual rcspi'c lo brinp in reinforcements and rehabi- litate their army. The third M, the morale of the fighting men, was perhaps the hardest problem lo con quor. The Japanese liad s-wept through Asia with such speed nnd feroci'y tli.it the troops had come to consider them invincible. Moun'bailen was no! so sure of this but ran lir.cd that the only way to eon vincc everyone else was to bent the Japanese in a major bat lie. With this in mind he Irn veiled about visiting his new forces Riving pep talks Moun batten's jownrd came in when lite Japanese forces m Burma were virtually des troAcd after the great doub'e vie.017 of Meiktila-Mandilay. url Reynohls will star in six NBC night HOLLYWOOD (NBC) Burl Reynolds will star in six late-night entertainment pro- grams to be colorcast on the NBC Television Network during the 1973-74 .season, it was an- nounced by Lawrence R, White, DID YOU KNOW? You con rent rolo tillers, lawn combers, aerators, lawn rollers, post hole ougcrs, hedge trimmers, chain sows, lawn edgors, wheelbarrows, paint sprayers, compor jacks, e e m f mixers, cement trowels, ladders, tents, cribs, rollawoys, appliance hand trucks, carpet shampoocrs, etc., etc, etc. ot WARD'S SERVICES LTD. 1712 2nd Ave, S. 328-8775 Open 7-7 Sun. and hoi. Vice President, Mr. White snid that the 90- mimito shows will be present cd on Saturday or Sunday on approximately onc-a-month basis beginning in Oclolwr. Ho also thai Henry Jnffe enlerprise-s RevnoVTs B R, Production? will produce the programs with Henry Js-ffo seivmg as cxecu tive producer, "The proRionis will be pro- duced at different local ion? around (he country or Mr. .Taffe s'id, "and earh wil be a 'sror-inl event' rather thai a television spe cial. We will lie an tnlk-vnr icly show, produced wherever Bu'rt to lv and when ever he is available." Tuesday, April 24 Mske n Deal Q Anotner Woild; CD General (B Movie: Hide and Seek O Hollywood's Talking Truth or Consequences One Ufe O Secret Storm Nancy Miller Our Lives O Ed Allenn taJ Somerset CD Dinah's Q3 Take 30 S Another World Three On A Match Q Edge of Night Whats the Good Word CD Dating On me O Family Court (jj Joker's Wild CD Split Second