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

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  • Burma military agreement concluded in Kandy

    7 September 1945. Following a two-day conference at SEAC headquarters, the future shape of the Burma Army is reached. Participants include Mountbatten, Aung San, PBF commanders, high-ranking British military officers, returning Governor Dorman-Smith, civil representatives of the AFPFL, and colonial officials. The Kandy Agreement determines that 5,200 troops and 200 officers of the PBF will be accepted as the core of the regular Burma Army, which will be gradually transformed into a professional, Burmese army. The British also give official ‘war credit’ to Burmese resistance fighters.

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