January 1948, Rangoon, The peacock centred Union Jack is lowered as Burmese ministers and Sir Hubert Rance, right,look on as Burma receives it's independence
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The President of Burma Sao Shwe Thaik (right) saluting as he and Governor Sir Rupert Rance watch a march past of the Guard of Honor, celebrating the inauguration of the Independence of Burma in Rangoon, January 13th 1948.
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Photograph of Thakin Nu (1898-1974) the last British Governor of Burma and Sao Shwe Thaik (1894-1962) the first President of the Union of Burma, during the Independence Day celebrations in Burma. Dated 20th Century.
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Photograph taken during the Independence Day celebrations in Burma. Dated 20th Century.
On 4 January 1948, Myanmar became an independent republic, named the Union of Burma, with Sao Shwe Thaik as its first President and U Nu as its first Prime Minister.
Independence of Burma Prime Minister Thakin taking the oath to the Republic in the constituent assembly