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The Collapse of British Rule in Burma: The Civilian Evacuation and Independence

Presents the collapse of British rule in Burma on the topic of the civilian evacuation and independence. Describes the experiences of groups of evacuees travelling along the Chindwin Valley-Manipur evacuation route, the Hukawng Valley to Margherita, the Chaukan pass evacuation route, and impact of the Japanese invasion. Examines the Indian Tea Association (ITA) role in the civilian evacuation for Burma, Britain’s post-war weakness, the effect in Southeast Asian post-war conflicts, Anglo-Burmese relation 1942-1947, the exploits of Burmese nationalist leaders, and British government versus British interests in Burma.