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Burma Collection

Background imageBurma Collection: Poster - British Military medals

Poster - British Military medals
NAVAL, MILITARY AND RAF DECORATIONS AND MEDALS 1793-1973. Poster, revised and edited by Arthur Kipling of the Society for Army Historical Research, 1975 (c)

Background imageBurma Collection: Marriage certificate, Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip

Marriage certificate, Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip
Marriage certificate of Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor (Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II) and Philip Mountbatten (Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh)

Background imageBurma Collection: Chindits crossing the Great Chindwin River, Burma

Chindits crossing the Great Chindwin River, Burma
Chindits and their horses crossing the Great Chindwin River, Burma in light ferry boats, the horses alongside!

Background imageBurma Collection: Singapore, bastion in the East, by G. H. Davis

Singapore, bastion in the East, by G. H. Davis
Britains great bastion in the East: Singapore, stubborn obstacle to Japans ambitious projects in Southern Asia during the Second World War

Background imageBurma Collection: Burma / Pagan / Marco Polo

Burma / Pagan / Marco Polo
The City of Mien, with the Gold and Silver Towers, visited by Marco Polo in 1282, now known as Pagan or Bagan, in Myanmar, Burma

Background imageBurma Collection: Lady Louis Mountbatten in WWII uniform

Lady Louis Mountbatten in WWII uniform
Lady Louis Mountbatten (1901 - 1960), later Countess Mountbatten of Burma and Vicerine of India, previously Miss Edwina Ashley, pictured in her uniform as Deputy Superintendant of the St

Background imageBurma Collection: Burma (Myanmar) - Rangoon (Yangon) - Elephants

Burma (Myanmar) - Rangoon (Yangon) - Elephants
Elephant scenes from Yangon (formerly Rangoon), Myanmar (formerly Burma). The Elphants are being shipped onto a steamer and working/moving teak logs

Background imageBurma Collection: Mountbatten wedding 1922 - Lady Edwina Ashley

Mountbatten wedding 1922 - Lady Edwina Ashley
Miss Edwina Cynthia Annette Ashley, later Lady Louis Mountbatten, Countess Mountbatten of Burma and Vicereine of India (1901 - 1960)

Background imageBurma Collection: Lady Edwina Mountbatten

Lady Edwina Mountbatten
EDWINA ASHLEY MOUNTBATTEN Wife of Earl Louis Mountbatten of Burma (1900 - 1979), whom she married in 1922. Last Vicereine of India, friend of Gandhi and Nehru. Date: 1901 - 1960

Background imageBurma Collection: Indian Rice Merchants, Rangoon, Myanmar (Burma)

Indian Rice Merchants, Rangoon, Myanmar (Burma)
Indian Rice Merchants (Lakhmichand Manikchand) in Rangoon, Myanmar (Burma) - note the slightly cheeky bit of advertising by the Insurance Broker in the front row

Background imageBurma Collection: Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten and General Montgomery, Franc

Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten and General Montgomery, Franc
Photograph showing Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten (1900-1979), then Commander-in-Chief of the South-East Asia Command, talking with General Montgomery (1887-1976) in Normandy, France, 1944

Background imageBurma Collection: Handley Page Halifax VI RG815 Mercury of the RAF

Handley Page Halifax VI RG815 Mercury of the RAF
Handley Page Halifax VI, RG815, Mercury of the RAF Empire Radio School, Debden, prior to its 25, 000-mile tour of Palestine, Iraq, India, Burma, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand in 1946

Background imageBurma Collection: Lord Mountbatten inspecting Sea Scouts

Lord Mountbatten inspecting Sea Scouts
Lord Louis Mountbatten of Burma, Commodore of Sea Scouts, inspecting the 2nd Cowes Sea Scouts on the opening of their new Headquarters. August 1977

Background imageBurma Collection: Women of the Red Karen - Myanmar

Women of the Red Karen - Myanmar
Two women of the Red Karen (Kayah) also known as Karenni - a subgroup of the Karen people, a Sino-Tibetan people living mostly in Kayah State of Burma (now Myanmar). Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBurma Collection: Burma (Myanmar) - Traditional Costume (2 / 4)

Burma (Myanmar) - Traditional Costume (2 / 4)
Burma (Myanmar) - Traditional Costume (2/4) Burmese courtship - a young man wearing a headscarf holding a large cigar chats up a coy young Burmese girl, leaning against a palm tree

Background imageBurma Collection: Burma (Myanmar) - Traditional Costume (3 / 4)

Burma (Myanmar) - Traditional Costume (3 / 4)
Burma (Myanmar) - Traditional Costume (3/4) A Burmese man and his girl, with whom he converses over a low stone wall, whilst holding onto her hand

Background imageBurma Collection: Thatthe Mokgo Hpaya Pagoda in Nuang U, Bagan, Myanmar

Thatthe Mokgo Hpaya Pagoda in Nuang U, Bagan, Myanmar
Cyclist at Thatthe Mokgo Hpaya Pagoda in Nuang U, Bagan, Myanmar (Burma) Date: 2016

Background imageBurma Collection: East African Reconnaissance Regiment in Burma

East African Reconnaissance Regiment in Burma
Photograph of a soldier from the East African Reconnaissance Regiment, checking a machine-gun, Burma, 1945. The East African Reconnaissance Regiment, part of 11th East African Division

Background imageBurma Collection: Lady Louis Mountbatten with Patricia

Lady Louis Mountbatten with Patricia
Lady Louis Mountbatten (1901 - 1960), later Countess Mountbatten of Burma and Vicerine of India, previously Miss Edwina Ashley, pictured with her elder daughter Patricia (now Knatchbull)

Background imageBurma Collection: Infantrymen of the U. S. Mars Task Force - 1944

Infantrymen of the U. S. Mars Task Force - 1944
Infantrymen of the U.S. Mars Task Force unit attack Japanese troops in the Burma Road Sector, 80 miles north of Lashio

Background imageBurma Collection: Burma (Myanmar) - Traditional Costume (1 / 4)

Burma (Myanmar) - Traditional Costume (1 / 4)
Burma (Myanmar) - Traditional Costume (1/4) The legendary Po Sein (1877-1952), Father of the Burmese Theatre - actor and innovative entertainer

Background imageBurma Collection: The Fortified City of Mandalay, Burma, 1945

The Fortified City of Mandalay, Burma, 1945
Aerial photograph showing the moat and inner walls of the fortified city of Mandalay, also known as Fort Dufferin, in the kingdom of Burma, 1945

Background imageBurma Collection: Burma / Rangoon 1935

Burma / Rangoon 1935
Rangoon: Sule Pagoda Street

Background imageBurma Collection: Lady Louis Mountbatten

Lady Louis Mountbatten (1901 -1960), Countess Mountbatten of Burma and Vicerine of India, formerly Edwina Ashley. Wife of Lord Louis Mountbatten

Background imageBurma Collection: Stafford Cripps - Independence of Burma

Stafford Cripps - Independence of Burma
Sir Stafford Cripps attends a celebration to mark the granting of the Independence of Burma in 1948. 1948

Background imageBurma Collection: British empire (19th c. ). The new regiments of

British empire (19th c. ). The new regiments of
British empire (19th c.). The new regiments of Burma. Company of Mounted Infantry of the Second Regiment. Engraving

Background imageBurma Collection: Burma / Mandalay Palace

Burma / Mandalay Palace
Mandalay: the royal palace Date: 1905

Background imageBurma Collection: Lady Louis Mountbatten - Tatler front cover

Lady Louis Mountbatten - Tatler front cover
The Hon. Mrs Wilfred Ashley (left), Colonel Geoffrey Carr-Glyn and Mrs Ashleys daughter, Lady Louis Mountbatten (1901 - 1960), later Countess Mountbatten of Burma

Background imageBurma Collection: Battery firing at Japanese positions - Burma

Battery firing at Japanese positions - Burma
A Battery commanded by Major O.T. Hackett fires a 3.7 Howitzer (light artillery) at Japanese positions in the Burma Hills - circa 1945. The Battery is itself under fire

Background imageBurma Collection: Burmese Harp

Burmese Harp
The Burmese Harp, an easily portable instrument, featured in a memorable Japanese film, The Burmese Harp Date: 19th century

Background imageBurma Collection: Burma Woodcarver

Burma Woodcarver
Burma. - A wood-carver

Background imageBurma Collection: Map / Asia / East Indies

Map / Asia / East Indies
India and its neighbours : note that Burma is named India beyond the Ganges

Background imageBurma Collection: Republic P-47D Thunderbolt 42-26777 and RAF Thunderbolt MkII

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt 42-26777 and RAF Thunderbolt MkII
United States Army Air Force - Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt 42-26777 (MSN 2354), Lend-Leased to Forca Aerea Brasileira

Background imageBurma Collection: Strand Road, Rangoon, Yangon, Burma, Myanmar

Strand Road, Rangoon, Yangon, Burma, Myanmar, c.1890

Background imageBurma Collection: Lady Edwina Mountbatten and Mr Stephen Laddie Sanford

Lady Edwina Mountbatten and Mr Stephen Laddie Sanford
Lady Edwina Mountbatten (Countess Mountbatten of Burma) (1900-1960) pictured with Polo player Mr Stephen " Laddie" Sanford (1899-1977). Date: 1927

Background imageBurma Collection: Hawker Hurricane Mk 2C Hurri-Bomber

Hawker Hurricane Mk 2C Hurri-Bomber
A Royal Airforce RAF Hawker Hurricane Mk 2C Hurri-Bomber Making a Low Level Attack on the Japanese Date: 1940s

Background imageBurma Collection: Taunton, Somerset - Fore Street and Burma War Memorial

Taunton, Somerset - Fore Street and Burma War Memorial (Burmah Cross) Date: 1902

Background imageBurma Collection: Burmese lady and her attendants, Burma, Myanmar

Burmese lady and her attendants, Burma, Myanmar
Vintage 19th century photograph: a Burmese lady and her attendants, Burma, British India, Myanmar. c.1890 s

Background imageBurma Collection: Christian mission school Burma, Myanmar

Christian mission school Burma, Myanmar
Vintage 19th century photograph: Christian mission school Burma, Myanmar, with a group of girls of the Karen people

Background imageBurma Collection: Merchant Street, Rangoon Burma, Yangon, Myanmar

Merchant Street, Rangoon Burma, Yangon, Myanmar
Vintage 19th century photograph: Merchant Street, Rangoon Burma, Yangon, Myanmar

Background imageBurma Collection: Young Burmese woman with mangoes, Burma

Young Burmese woman with mangoes, Burma, India, c.1890, Myanmar

Background imageBurma Collection: Shwedagon pagoda, Rangoon, Yangon, Burma, Myanmar

Shwedagon pagoda, Rangoon, Yangon, Burma, Myanmar, c.1880 s

Background imageBurma Collection: Vera Mirova in her snake dance, 1928

Vera Mirova in her snake dance, 1928
Vera Mirova, who specialises in authentic oriental (from Burma, Java, Japan and East India) dances, in her snake dance, 1928 which she was performing in New York Date: 1928

Background imageBurma Collection: Boeing 727-100 N489US

Boeing 727-100 N489US of Union of Burma Airways Date: 1970s-1980s

Background imageBurma Collection: Sketches of the Chin-Lushai expedition. Capture of Lalshimas village by the Cachar

Sketches of the Chin-Lushai expedition. Capture of Lalshimas village by the Cachar Military Police under Lieutenant Cole. Date: 1890

Background imageBurma Collection: Mompunga, a Lushai chief, and Mr. Murray, political agent, taking the oath of friendship

Mompunga, a Lushai chief, and Mr. Murray, political agent, taking the oath of friendship, which appears to involve spearing an unsuspecting cow. Date: 1890

Background imageBurma Collection: Burma Pavilion, British Empire Exhibition, Wembley

Burma Pavilion, British Empire Exhibition, Wembley. Date: 1924

Background imageBurma Collection: Pilots Etienne Poulet and Jean Benoist Coudron G

Pilots Etienne Poulet and Jean Benoist Coudron G-4 airplane attempted flight Paris to Australia Oct 1919 but abandoned in Burma - French postcard Date: 1919



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