Tag Archives: Burma

  NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 18th May, 1942 : Chiang Kai-shek orders the Chinese 5th Army (already virtually … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 22nd June, 1988 : The Burmese Government imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on the capital, Rangoon, after student protesters burnt down a police station, set fire to policemen’s homes and wrecked cinemas. Five policemen were … Continue reading

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december / 19

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 19th December, 1942 : Troops of the 14th Indian Division, commanded by Major-General W L Lloyd, are today advancing down the Mayu Peninsula on the Bay of Bengal, pushing the Japanese back into Burma. … Continue reading

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may memories / 03

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 … Continue reading

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march memories / 19

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 19th March, 1942 : The British General William Slim arrived in Burma to assume command of the British troops, now regrouped to form the I Burma Corps. In the Sitang valley the Japanese advance … Continue reading

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Rejoicing as usual

Paul Jacko Whilst somehow it does not seem right to describe reputedly sophisticated journalists as simple-minded, no other non-defamatory or non-conspiratorial expression is appropriate when observing their orgasmic moaning over the recent “democratic” developments in Burma*. Those people simply never … Continue reading

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Convenient Mekong pirates

Ludwig von Gress China (the Communist one) has long term strategic goals and abetted by the majority of the Western media pursues them relentlessly, forlornly watched by the self-castrated United States. Though it is likely that the Mao-Marxist Middle Kingdom … Continue reading

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september memories / 17

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 17th September, 1945 : As prisoners are being freed and the Japanese bamboo curtain is being ripped apart, the Australian public is expressing anger and revulsion at terrible stories of torture, starvation and death … Continue reading

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