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The Transit Camps and War-Duration Domicile
The transit camps and war-duration domicile

Karachi was a major port city and a cantonment in undivided British India on the Arabian Sea. It was the most important port for military supply lines for Lend-Lease supplies and logistical support for troops deployed in Persia, Iraq and the Middle East, especially those originating from India. The most important role for India during the Second World War was as a supply base. There was a major British–Indian military and naval presence there. When the USA joined the War after the bombing of Pearl Harbour, they too established a naval base in Karachi to manage the logistics of the Lend-Lease supplies. In fact, Karachi became the second most important port for the purpose after Basra in Persia. So when the Poles had ...

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