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.
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.
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.