A former highway extending about 1,126 km (700 mi) generally northeastward through mountainous country from northeast Burma (now Myanmar) to Kunming, China. It was a vital transportation route for wartime supplies to the Chinese government from 1938 to 1946. Former highway, South Asia. It ran 681 mi (1,096 km) from Lashio (in eastern Burma, now Myanmar) northeast to Kunming (in Yunnan, China). An extension ran east from Kunming, then north to Chongqing. Completed in 1939, it functioned as a supply route to the interior of China, carrying war goods. It was seized by the Japanese in 1942. It was reopened when it was connected to the Stilwell Road from India in 1945. Its importance diminished after World War II, but it remains a link in a 2,100-mi (3,400-km) road system from Yangon, Myanmar, to Chongqing, China
(Botanik, Bitkibilim) The Pride of Burma (Amherstia nobilis in the Fabaceae) is a tropical tree with exceptionally beautiful flowers (it is also known as the Orchid Tree, a name otherwise reserved for members of the genus Bauhinia). Its name in Burmese is thawka-gyi. It is widely cultivated for ornament in the humid tropics. Pride of Burma is very rare in the wild and has only been collected from its native habitat a few times. It is native to Burma (Myanmar), hence the common name. The scientific name commemorates Lady Amherst, as does Lady Amherst's Pheasant
orig. Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas, prince of Battenberg born June 25, 1900, Frogmore House, Windsor, Eng. died Aug. 27, 1979, Donegal Bay, off Mullaghmore, County Sligo, Ire. British statesman and naval commander. Son of Prince Louis of Battenberg and great-grandson of Queen Victoria, he entered the Royal Navy in 1913 and became an aide to the prince of Wales in 1921. In World War II he was allied commander for Southeast Asia (1943-46) and directed the recapture of Burma. Appointed viceroy of India (1947), he administered the transfer of power from Britain to the independent nations of India and Pakistan and served as the first governor-general of India (1947-48). He became first sea lord (1955-59) and chief of the United Kingdom Defense Staff (1959-65). In 1979, while on a sailing visit to Ireland, he was assassinated by Irish terrorists who planted a bomb on his boat
(Botanik, Bitkibilim) Erguvan renkli çiçekleri ve bir metre uzunluğundaki salkımları ile çok ilgi çekici olan tropikal bir ağaç türü. Buddhistler dinî merasimlerde bunu tanrıya sunarlar, (ilmî adı: Amherstia nobilis. Baklagiller sınıfı, cesalpinaceae familyası.)
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