BURMA: Devilish Devious

Had anybody seen U Saw? What had become of the crafty, witty Premier of Burma who needled the British Empire in its hour of greatest trial? He had dropped from public view in December, 1941. U.S. officials, who could not learn his whereabouts from the British, guessed he was still jailed somewhere in Africa.

U Saw had engaged in effective propaganda for Burmese independence. Just before Pearl Harbor Londoners flocked to hear him twit British imperialism. When he was reminded of the Japanese menace, U Saw made a restrained statement of loyalty to the Crown: "The people of Burma...

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