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Hero's commemoration links WWII with Rohingya crisis

Memorial to British officer recalls long-standing aspirations of Myanmar minorities

Three World War II veterans attend a remembrance ceremony at a military cemetery in Yangon on Nov. 12 (Photo by Denis D. Gray)

YANGON -- The old hymns were sung, the mournful bugle calls sounded. But a recent memorial service in Yangon's Anglican cathedral for a wartime British hero and his local comrades was as relevant to Myanmar's tragic present as to its painful past.

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