General Aung San in London
room United Kingdom
people General Aung San
This photograph shows General Aung San at the Dorchester Hotel in London during negotiations with the UK government in January 1947. He is flanked by Thakin Mya and U Tin Tut (the delegation's principal negotiator). The meetings resulted in the signing of the Aung San-Attlee Agreement, which outlined the conditions for Burma's independence from Britain and was the moment of General Aung San's greatest triumph.
Just six months later, Thakin Mya would be killed together with General Aung San, and U Tin Tut was killed in September 1948.