“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
— Mark Twain

The Wartime Burma Road Map

Posted: May 8th, 2011 | No Comments »

I recently had a clear out of old research materials related to the biography I wrote of Carl Crow (A Tough Old China Hand – now in a cheaper Kindle edition too!) – don’t worry, anyone can now see the collection of Crow’s writings, correspondence and various ephemera (adverts, photos etc) as part of the new and soon to be unveiled Royal Asiatic Society Shanghai’s library at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel (No.2 The Bund – the old British Club).

I came across this great map of the Burma Road during the war – Crow traversed the road from Rangoon to Chungking in 1939, a tale he wrote up in his archives and I edited up into a book a couple of years ago – The Long Road Back to China: Carl Crow’s War Diaries (still available here).

Anyway, here’s the great map…which speaks for itself of the history of the time….

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