Lost Footsteps
Lost Footsteps

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A post from the archives

1 January 1956

Getting Ready for Independence Day Celebrations 1956
Getting Ready for Independence Day Celebrations 1956
Getting ready for Independence Day celebrations on 4 January 1956. This picture was taken when Rangoon was cool. Early 20th-century government publications described Rangoon's climate in December-January as being 'cool and pleasant' with morning lows around 60 degrees (15 Celsius). With climate change, I fear that even the few weeks of cooler weather in December-January may soon (if not already) be a thing of the past.

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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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