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Photograph of British army troops of the Hampshire Regiment attending a church service outside a Buddhist monastery at Mandalay in Burma (Myanmar), taken on Christmas Day in 1885 by Willoughby Wallace Hooper.

Photograph from the Curzon Collection, of a colossal Buddha statue at Wingaba, Rangoon (Yangon), taken by Watts and Skeen in the 1890s. The British Library

Photograph from the Curzon Collection, of a colossal Buddha statue at Wingaba, Rangoon (Yangon), taken by Watts and Skeen in the 1890s. The British Library

Sule Pagoda taken by the German photograph Philip Kliers in the 1890s. The photograph is taken from Barr Street, the old town hall is to the right and the Shwedagon in the distance. The cast-iron bandstand in the middle of the park (then "Fytche Park") was a gift of a local Jewish businessman Mordecai Isaac Cohen.

Sule Pagoda taken by the German photograph Philip Kliers in the 1890s. The photograph is taken from Barr Street, the old town hall is to the right and the Shwedagon in the distance. The cast-iron bandstand in the middle of the park (then "Fytche Park") was a gift of a local Jewish businessman Mordecai Isaac Cohen.

26th Street ("B Road") Mandalay, January 1922.  The Prince of Wales (future King Edward VIII) was then visiting together with his cousin Lord Louis Mountbatten as part of their tour of India and Burma.

26th Street ("B Road") Mandalay, January 1922. The Prince of Wales (future King Edward VIII) was then visiting together with his cousin Lord Louis Mountbatten as part of their tour of India and Burma.

Felice BEATO - Birmanie / Burma - Une pagode  Tirage albuminé - 21x27,5cm  Circa / Date : 1875

Felice BEATO - Birmanie / Burma - Une pagode Tirage albuminé - 21x27,5cm Circa / Date : 1875

Burma, now Myanmar - 'Pugahm Myo: Thapinyu Pagoda' 20-24 August 1855 -  Early photographic negatives were sensitive to blue. To evoke atmospheric effects such as clouds, Tripe retouched his negatives with thin layers of pigment, gradually building up density and form with highlights and shadows to define the silhouette of the building. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Burma, now Myanmar - 'Pugahm Myo: Thapinyu Pagoda' 20-24 August 1855 - Early photographic negatives were sensitive to blue. To evoke atmospheric effects such as clouds, Tripe retouched his negatives with thin layers of pigment, gradually building up density and form with highlights and shadows to define the silhouette of the building. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Kandawgyi  (The Royal Lake) in Rangoon.

The Kandawgyi (The Royal Lake) in Rangoon.

Burmese Pagoda at the Eden Gardens, Kolkatta. Bengal, a major rice-producing centre became an importer of grain. Burma was a major supplier of rice to West Bengal towards the end of British Raj. In 1943, as Subhash Chandra Bose battled his way to Imphal, the British Raj blockaded grain movement into Bengal. 3-5 million people died in 1943. Between Hitler and Churchill was the choice of killing agent. Churchill used starvation - but Hitler supposedly used Zyklon.

Burmese Pagoda at the Eden Gardens, Kolkatta. Bengal, a major rice-producing centre became an importer of grain. Burma was a major supplier of rice to West Bengal towards the end of British Raj. In 1943, as Subhash Chandra Bose battled his way to Imphal, the British Raj blockaded grain movement into Bengal. 3-5 million people died in 1943. Between Hitler and Churchill was the choice of killing agent. Churchill used starvation - but Hitler supposedly used Zyklon.

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