National Geographic : 1940 Nov
Burma Road, Back Door to China 637 Work Crews from Far-off Villages Dwell in Rude Huts Along the Burma Road The Chinese Government conscripted labor to build the highway, calling on communities many miles distant to furnish their quotas of men. So remote were some of these mountain towns that the inhabitants did not know a war was going on. Thousands never had seen an automobile. Smiling June Rose Wears Headdress Befitting a Princess of Mandalay Her mother, Princess Ma Lat, descendant of the last reigning monarch of Mandalay, entertained the authors in the palace grounds. They enjoyed a picnic lunch with June Rose in the Queen's Garden.