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Sealing the Burma Border Action was taken in late 1945 by the British Imperial forces, in collusion with the Americans, to seal the borders between India and Burma and allow nobody in, except indigenous Burmese. The borders remained sealed for 20 years — from 1946 to 1966 — to allow for unrestricted growth of poppy plants and their harvesting into opium and heroin.

Depicted here are British Army officers of the 14th Imperial British Army assigned to the 36th Division. They are checking the progress of Mountbatten’s orders to seal the borders that separate Burma from India at war’s end. With the British officers is Lt. Col. T.N. Dupuy, U.S. Army Infantry (from North Dakota), serving as liaison to the British for this special mission. Pictured are (l to r) Maj. Gen. Sir Collin Jardine, Brig. A.R. Aslett, and Dupuy (studying the map). (U.S. Army Signal Corps photo dated 15 August 1945) (Rattler's Revenge page 173)


Famed Burma Road Closed To All Traffic At the end of WWII (13 August 1945), the British and American military forces were pulled out of Burma and re-assigned to units in Northern India, or shipped home. As a low pointer, Donn, along with others, was given the mission to close the border and keep all vehicular traffic off the Burma Road, as well as the newly-constructed Ledo Road. This photo, depicting 24 (count ‘em) switchbacks of the snake-like Burma Road was taken in the rugged mountainous range that separates Burma from China. It also lies in the heart of opium production, now called the Golden Triangle. (photo by U.S. Army Signal Corps photographer) (Rattler's Revenge page 174)


Sealing the Burma Border Donn (19) and his Gurkha Scouts at the railhead in Ledo, Assam, India near the Burma border, 17 December 1945. The Gurkhas, of the warlike Rajput people, originally came from the mountains of Nepal. Their mission is to seal the Burmese border to allow unrestricted movement of the poppy crop to the opium markets of South East Asia.

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