End of Empire100 days in 1945 that changed Asia and the world.

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  • Thai negotiators refuse to sign interim military agreement

    4 September 1945. Thai–British negotiations on a peace treaty get off to a rocky start at SEAC headquarters in Kandy, Ceylon when Thai negotiators reject Lord Louis Mountbatten’s demand that they sign an interim military agreement; they complain that it also deals with political matters. Col. John Coughlin, the local OSS commander who radioed the document to Washington, shares their concern.

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