|Imperial Japanese Army in Burma (1942).|
|Japanese-trained BNA (1944).|
In his parade speech to his army General Aung San commanded them to find the nearest enemy and ruthlessly eliminate them. For the group of senior Japanese officers standing behind the podium the nearest enemy was to be the advancing British 14th army on the western front. But for the Burmese troops on the parade ground it was a code word for their Japanese masters. The long-awaited rebellion had started and that day of March 27 had later become the celebrated Armed Forces Day of the Union of Burma.
|A Beheading, Japanese Style.|
Back at the Academy Kyaw Htin was becoming closer to Lieutenant Sakura than any of his other students and now the thought of having to bayonet him to death after the dark night was over was getting totally unbearable as the night was getting older. Just a couple of weeks ago back in the Academy Sakura was sharing with him the private thoughts of going back to his university teaching job, marrying his long-awaiting sweet heart, and starting a family back in Tokyo once the war was over. Smart Sakura knew very well that Japan was badly beaten and the big war was nearly over.
|Yasukuni Shrine for Japan's War-dead.|
|Communist Colonels Chit Kaung, Myo Myint, and Htun Hla|
(The graduates of Mingaladon Academy's 2nd batch.)
|Bogyoke Aung San Museum (His Former House).|
|A Bayoneting, Japanese Style.|
|General Aung San.|
|In Japanese Army Uniform.|
(For privacy reason the Japanese names have been changed.)