From: Little England
Sucks. But I've seen worse.
Apparently in an amphibious landing there is a "panic, run away!" roll that the Allies have to pass. If they fail the roll, then they abort the landing and try and re-embark.
I landed a division of troops at Port Blair, they landed fine in D-0. Ordered to attack in turn 2, which was in error, because they had disruption 80+ and I didn't notice. But bear in mind, they did land. The transports were still there unloading more supply/support.
So D+1 due to the ordered attack, the roll is made, and failed. Rather than attack the bombed out of supply IJ brigade there which had 0 chance of pushing them back into the sea even with high disruption, the commander decided to re-embark on the transports. About 95% of the division was disabled in so doing. If he attacked, even with dismal results, it wouldn't have been 1/10th as bad. As it was, he may as well have shot half of his division in the back of the head. Took 4 months for them to recover.
The thing that irks me most is, if the ships had left and not continued to unload arty and supply, then this wouldn't have happened, there would be no divisional self-immolation. Next time I'll be careful to make sure there is no avenue of escape for cowardly commanders to take.