ASIA: Win the People First

Thien Pe is a young Burmese author who had no love for the British when they controlled his country, less for the Japs after they took Burma from the British. He remained in Burma for two months after its conquest by Japan, then escaped via India to Chungking. There he wrote a book, What Happened in Burma, and it was published last week in India.

The essence of his conclusions: Burma cannot be rewon by arms alone; the Burmese people must first be won, and they can only be won if British political strategy in the Far East is improved....

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