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|After the Thai Phibun government fell in August 1944, the post-Phibun Thai authorities discreetly contacted the Allies and let it be known that they were prepared to turn against their former Japanese partners whenever the Allies gave the word. They also made it quite clear to the British that they renounced all claim to Shan State and northern Malaya, and that they would return these territories to Britain immediately on the cessation of hostilities. Despite these gestures, the British did not want to treat the Thais leniently after they helped Japan to invade Burma and Malaya. American pressure prevented a vengeful Churchill from implementing punitive measures against the Thais. At the end of the War British troops recaptured Burma by 15 August 1945.|
The unused stamps for "Shan State" (issued the previous year on 1 October 1943) were overprinted in November 1944 "Bama naing ngan daw", Burma State in Burmese, the name of the Japanese puppet state.