25 June 1900 - 25 June 1903
Birthday of Two Men Tied to Anti-Colonialism in Myanmar
25 June is the birthday of the two most famous men tied to anti-colonialism in Myanmar: Lord Louis Mountbatten (b. 25 June 1900) the last Viceroy of India, who as Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia during the war agreed in 1945 to support General Aung San and the BIA; and George Orwell (b. 25 June 1903) who was a policeman in Burma (in the 1920s before quitting and going on to become one of the greatest writers and anti-colonial critics of the 20th century. His mother was from a French family settled in Moulmein since the early 1800s. He served in Myaungmya, Syriam, Insein, and Katha.