Patriotic Burmese Forces

   The name given to the Burma National Army (BNA) by Lord Louis Mountbatten, Supreme Allied Commander for South East Asia, in the closing months of World War II. It seems to have been suggested by Aung San, and was first used in connection with a victory parade held in Rangoon (Yangon) on June 23, 1945. Having risen against the Japanese on March 27, the BNA posed a problem for the victorious Allies because its support was needed in operations against retreating enemy forces, but British colonial officials considered its commander, Aung San, a collaborator. Mountbatten took a liberal view and negotiated with Aung San over disarmament of the BNA/PBF and its integration into a new Burma Army, a policy that was fully worked out at the Kandy Conference in September 1945.

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