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VDO: Seventy years since Rangoon reclaimed

On 3 May 1945, allied troops reclaimed Rangoon for the British Empire, after three years of Japanese occupation.

Supreme Allied Commander for Southeast Asia, Louis Mountbatten had anticipated stiff Japanese resistance.

Yet after three years of brutal fighting across Burma, Rangoon fell in just three days.

Burma was Britain’s again, but for how long?

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