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5 March 2012

Thur 5 March 1942: landscape is white again

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Very cold, dull and cloudy; one inch of snow fell; freezing by later afternoon. The landscape is white again. Only out to get accumulator. Ciss let me read a lovely letter from Connie, telling how her two little children love to splash in puddles and how she has to hoist the little boy out of ditches.

On this day: Sir Harold Alexander takes command of British in Burma. Japanese enter Pegu (now Bago) a major Burmese port. 


Photos: the 55m-long 16m-high Shwethalyaung Buddha, constructed in 994 A.D. for King Migadepa (photo: via Wikipedia); and Sir Harold Alexander, Time magazine, 1944. 
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