A wonderful, fragile survival from the 'liberation' of Burma from Japanese rule at the end of the Second World War. This was the administration's news sheet - normally published every day but Monday. They made an exception on this Monday to bring news of Japan's formal surrender at an airfield near the capital.
'Even before the signature of the instrument of surrender,' another report reads, 'all fighting on the Burma front came to an end on Friday night.'
And one of the allied troops in Rangoon folded up this news sheet as a souvenir and brought it home - .and by some circuitous route, this ended up at the ephemera fair in Bloomsbury last weekend, where I bought it.
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