Lost Footsteps
Lost Footsteps

Explorations in Myanmar and global history

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World War Two (1942-1945)

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Independence and Civil War (1945-1951)

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Yangon, Global City (1853-1962)

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A post from the archives

1949

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Photograph of Lunch Hosted by President Sao Shwe Thaik in 1949
Photograph of Lunch Hosted by President Sao Shwe Thaik in 1949
In 1949, President Sao Shwe Thaik hosts a lunch at Government House in Rangoon. The civil war was then at its height, with the Burma Army battling to regain control of Insein, Twante, Bassein, Henzada, Toungoo, Prome, Mandalay and Maymyo and many other towns from the KNDO, PVOs, Communists, Mujahideen, and others. Peace talks with the KNU had just broken down the day before and in a few days time, WW2 hero Naw Seng with an irregular column would strike...

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About this project

The aim of this website is to promote interest in Myanmar's amazing history.Our hope is to challenge the often two-dimensional and uncritical views of history taught in Myanmar by reexamining key periods in the country's past. We would like as well to reveal the rich multicultural nature of Myanmar's history and its deep and ongoing ties to global events and trends.Finally, this website will also delve into the history of neighbouring regions, such as Yunnan in China and the Northeast in India, in the hope of introducing these places to a Myanmar audience.We believe that meeting Myanmar's many challenges today will require fresh imaginative thinking. This is turn will only be possible with a clear and critical understanding of Myanmar and global history.

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