Lost Footsteps
Lost Footsteps

Explorations in Myanmar and global history

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The 1950s at Home and Abroad

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Independence and Civil War (1945-1951)

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Late Konbaung Myanmar and the English Wars (1824-1885AD)

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1920s

When the first single-engine plane crash landed near Sandoway
When the first single-engine plane crash landed near Sandoway

Over early 1920 Australians John McIntosh and Ray Parer piloted the first single-engine plane to ever fly from London (Hounslow Heath) to Darwin. This photograph shows the plane shortly after it crash-landed along the way near Sandoway (Thandwe) in April that year. It was soon repaired and stopped at the Rangoon racecourse (Kyaikkasan) before heading on to Singapore, Java and Australia. All later commercial flights including BOAC from London to Sydney until the 1960s regularly transited through Rangoon (and usually...

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About this project

The aim of this website is to promote interest in Myanmar's amazing history.Our hope is to challenge the often two-dimensional and uncritical views of history taught in Myanmar by reexamining key periods in the country's past. We would like as well to reveal the rich multicultural nature of Myanmar's history and its deep and ongoing ties to global events and trends.Finally, this website will also delve into the history of neighbouring regions, such as Yunnan in China and the Northeast in India, in the hope of introducing these places to a Myanmar audience.We believe that meeting Myanmar's many challenges today will require fresh imaginative thinking. This is turn will only be possible with a clear and critical understanding of Myanmar and global history.

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