THAILAND: Situation Grows Serious

Intelligence from the daily press:

> Bangkok, Thailand [Siam], Nov. 13, 1940 (U.P.)—Appointment of Premier Major General Luang Pitul Songgram as supreme commander of the armed forces of Thailand, effective immediately, by King Ananda Mahidol was announced today by the Council of the Regency.

> Bangkok, Thailand, July 29, 1941 (U.P.)—Premier Luang Pitul Songgram was named Supreme Commander of Thailand's armed forces today with the ranks of Field Marshal. Admiral of the Fleet and Air Marshal. Hitherto those posts were held only by sovereigns.

> Bangkok, Nov. 15, 1941 (U.P.)—The King today named Premier Luang Pitul Songgram supreme commander of Thailand's armed...

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