NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)
3rd May, 1945 : Today, just three years after the capital of Burma fell to the Japanese, the British 14th Army marched into Rangoon. They arrived there only 24 hours after a SEAC communique revealed the landing of British troops at the mouth of the Rangoon River in support of the spearhead driving from the north. The fall of the capital marks the end of the main campaign in Burma, leaving only mopping-up operations against enemy forces still fighting in a pocket west of the Rangoon-Mandalay road. Other Japanese are retreating into Siam.
[Sixty-seven years later, Burmese people have a form of pseudo-democracy, almost certainly designed by Chinese to lull the West and start pumping aid to Burma. China can not tolerate a genuinely democratic state on its borders]