Lost Footsteps
Lost Footsteps

Lord Louis Mountbatten

Important Figures from Myanmar History Who Studied at Cambridge

No university outside of Myanmar (and probably no university in the world other than Rangoon University) has been as important to Myanmar history as Cambridge. Important figures from Myanmar history who studied at Cambridge include: President Dr. Ba U, Prime Minister and later Adhipati Dr Ba Maw, KNU President Saw Ba U Gyi, Foreign Minister Sao Hkun Hkio, Justice U Chan Htoon, Justice U Myint Thein, Justice U Kyaw Myint, historian and Rangoon University Rector Dr Htin Aung, ICS U...

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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...

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A Shared History of India and Burma Independence

India became independent from the British Empire on 15 August 1947. The country was partitioned and the new state of Pakistan was created at the same time. India and Burma immediately established diplomatic ties, but as Burma was then not yet an independent republic outside the Commonwealth, the country was represented in New Delhi by a High Commissioner (U Win). Burma's road to independence was intimately tied with India's. Modern Burmese politics began with the Montagu-Chelmsford reforms of 1917 and the...

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Lord Mountbatten and the Children of General Aung San

Another photograph of Lord Mountbatten, with Lady Mountbatten, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (left) and U Aung San Oo (right), in New Delhi 22 March 1948. Lord Mountbatten was then independent India's first Governor-General. (India was a Dominion from August 1947 to January 1950).

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