Lost Footsteps
Lost Footsteps

Explorations in Myanmar and global history

Explore Through Key Periods

Medieval Myanmar (900-1510AD)

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Yangon, Global City (1853-1962)

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British Burma (1826-1942)

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A post from the archives

March 1944 - August 1944

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Chinese Soldiers in Myitkyina During World War II
Chinese Soldiers in Myitkyina During World War II
First photograph shows troops of the 32nd Infantry Division preparing to attack Myitkyina. The second photograph is the image of a 10-year-old Chinese soldier at Myitkyina airfield 1944. A joint American-Chinese operation (including "Merrill’s Marauders") captured Myitkyina in late 1944 from the Japanese after a long siege, opening the "Ledo" or "Stilwell" Road from India to China.

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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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