The Burma National Army (Burmese: ဗမာ့အမျိုးသားတပ်မတော်; ) served as the armed forces of the Burmese government created by the Japanese during World War II and fought in the Burma Campaign. It was originally organized by, and fought alongside the Imperial Japanese Army, but later changed sides and fought alongside the Allies.
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