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Title: Red Star on a Stormy Journey
Date of publication: February 2008
Description/subject: "A legendary Communist leader recalls his life from farm boy to the Thirty Comrades to revolutionary commander... Living history” is a good way to describe retired Brig-Gen Kyaw Zaw, who has published his memoirs at age 88. The book, as a firsthand account of a lifelong Burmese revolutionary, will be invaluable to scholars..."
Author/creator: Ko Ko Thett
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 16, No. 2
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 27 April 2008

Title: Unfinished Struggle - An Interview with Gen Kyaw Zaw
Date of publication: December 2003
Description/subject: Gen Kyaw Zaw, 84, alias Thakin Shwe, is one of the founders of the Tatmadaw, or Burma’s armed forces. He is one of the Thirty Comrades who went to Japan for military training in 1941. He joined the Communist Party of Burma (CPB) in 1944 and was elected to the Central Committee a year later. In 1956, he was accused of leaking news to the CPB and forced to leave the army. He served as Vice Chief of General Staff of the CPB until the 1989 mutiny. In written correspondence with The Irrawaddy, Kyaw Zaw discussed Burma’s past and the lessons it holds for the country’s future.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 11, No. 10
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 14 February 2004