U Aung San's Historic Meeting with Pandit Nehru
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2 January 1947

U Aung San's Historic Meeting with Pandit Nehru

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people General Aung San Pandit Nehru

မြန်မာဘာသာဖြင့် ဖတ်ရန်

The AFPFL leader was en route to London to discuss Burmese independence with Prime Minister Clement Attlee. Pandit Nehru helped U Aung San by having his tailor make for him a new set of warm clothes, including a greatcoat for the London winter. The winter of 1946-7 was to be the coldest in England in three centuries, with temperatures falling to -21 degrees Celsius and fuel shortages leading to widespread power cuts.

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