Following skirmishes on the Bengal-Burma border, the British Indian Army invaded the western coastal regions of Burma and took Rangoon and the Irrawady delta at the cost of some 15,000 Indian army lives.
Editors. "First Anglo-Burmese War". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2010
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