Clement Attlee and Thakin Nu sign Burma treaty. London.
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Burma treaty signed. London.
M/S Burmese and British Ministers seated at table. Left of right two Burmese Ministers, Burmese Premier Thakin Nu, British Prime Minister Clement Attlee, Secretary of State for Burma Lord Listowel, Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin and Economic Minister Stafford Cripps. C/U Attlee and Thakin Nu, Sir Gilbert Laithwaite, Under Secretary at Departmental Office Burma, puts the treaty in front of Attlee. C/U Bevin and Cripps with A. F. Morley of the Burma Office in the background.
C/U Attlee signing the treaty, then Thakin Nu signs. Laithwaite, Morley and U Chan Htoon, Burma constitutional Adviser, stand behind them. C/U Burmese Ministers taking their places at the table, Thakin Nu, Bo Let Ya, Defence Minister, an unidentified man, and Mahn Win Maung, Labour Minister (hatless). L/S general view of the meeting. C/U Attlee speaking about the treaty, transfer in sovereignty, mutual understanding etc. C/U Thakin Nu speaking. M/S Attlee signing. C/U Attlee signing while Thakin Nu practices his signature on his blotting paper. M/S the meeting adjoining. M/S U Vum Ko Hau representative for the Chinese chatting to the Sawbwa of Mongmit.