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1950s

The 1950s documentary on Burma

Fascinating 1950s documentary on Burma by legendary TV journalist Edward R. Murrow, including interviews and footage of U Pe Kin, Dr Kyaw Thet, U Nu, Dr Ba U, Daw Mya Thein, Sterling Seagrave, Edward Law-Yone, and others. A must see. At 2:44 U Pe Kin (then Burma's Permanent Representative to the UN) makes his famous condemnation of the Soviet Union for its crushing of Hungarian uprising, saying Burma had much to lose by criticising Moscow, but that "...We do this to keep our self respect...Twenty million people of Burma look at the ravaged people of Hungary and say 'There but for the grace of God go we'. Thank you to Khaing Zar Kyi Lwin for the link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=932bQNSPmS8

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