Burma's forgotten veterans.
Denis Gray, Geographical magazine, August 2011.
During the Second World War, Burma’s Karen people fought alongside the British to defeat the forces of Imperial Japan. But after Burmese independence and amid British indifference, they began a fight against the ruling military junta that has gone on to become the world’s longest-running insurgency. Today, thousands of Karen – including many war veterans – who have fled the violence eke out a life in refugee camps along the Thailand–Myanmar border, writes Denis Gray