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This week in the War, 11–17 June 1945: Victory parade in Rangoon

By June 1945, the Japanese army had pulled out of Rangoon. This week in the war, on 15 June 1945, Lord Louis Mountbatten held a victory parade in the city. Rangoon—where Aung San Suu Kyi, the current head of state for … Continue reading

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This week in the War, 2–8 March 1942: The Fall of Rangoon

Burma: This week in the war, 7 March 1942, British forces evacuated Rangoon, the Burmese capital. Before leaving, they destroyed the dockyard installations and the oil refineries. Japanese troops had landed in the Irrawaddy delta. Next day, 8 March, the … Continue reading

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