The Japanese rapidly closed up to Moulmein, a port on the mouth of the Salween River
where 4/12th FF fought a rearguard action for the famous 17 Indian Division.
During their exploration of Myanmar in the late 1890s, anthropologists Max and Bertha Ferrars documented the geophysical features of the landscapes, as well as the various local populations they encountered along the 2,400km Salween river
. Originating 4,000 metres above sea level on the Tibetan plateau in the Himalayas, the river crosses three countries before emptying into the Andaman Sea in the Gulf of Martaban, Myanmar.
The 'Caor' is generally taken to be the Brahmaputra, or the river paralleling it to the south, the Meghna; the 'Pegu' runs through the Pegu kingdom in southern Burma (Myanmar) and is the Irrawaddy; and 'Martaban' is named for a kingdom and town on the southern coast of Burma through which the Salween River
Flattening demand for electricity due to China's already-slowing economic growth, for example, offers a sliver of hope that the Salween River
- which flows into Myanmar and along the Thai border before emptying into the Andaman Sea - could be saved, even if provisionally, from the cascade of hydroelectric mega-dams that Beijing has planned to build on it.
On the third night, they would sleep at the foot of a mountain called Doi Pang Hung after crossing the Nam Kong River, the Salween River
in Shan, at a pier called Tha Huai Pong.
Tom McLay has secured a grant to fund a 1,749-mile expedition along the length of the Salween river
from its source in China to its end in Burma before the area is swamped for hydroelectric power.
Since February 2013, thousands of Burmese troops and artillery have been deployed to pressure the SSA-N to withdraw from its territories along the Salween River
, near Tangyan.
The current dam-building plans threaten the Salween River
's Grand Canyon -- a UNESCO World Heritage site -- and the pristine, environmentally sensitive areas through which the Brahmaputra and the Mekong flow.
In Thailand, due to forceful efforts by Pianporn Pai Deetes, a female campaigner, the Thai government has shelved the dam project on the Salween River
to keep the Mekong free-flowing.
He naturally concentrates on Wave11's unenviable task as Commander in Chief, the battles at Moulmein, the doomed defence of the Salween River
followed by fighting along the Bilin River, the battle of Sittang, the fight to defend Rangoon and its fall, the growing difficulty British authorities were having with some Burmese, the role of the Japanese navy and their attack on Ceylon, the loss of Mandalay and the retreat into India.
Film -- Rambo 4 on MBC Action at 8pm When a group of missionary aid workers in Myanmar disappear in the jungle, vigilante Vietnam War veteran John Rambo leaves his job as a Salween River
boatman behind to accompany a group of mercenaries on a daring rescue mission.
Three species of water scorpions in the genus Ranatra have previously been recorded from Burma based on limited material: R varipes Stal from Moulmein (Mawlamyine) in the Salween River