‘It had been established by the events of that year that Alaungpaya’s Rangoon, close to the River, could not be defended against an invader coming from the sea. It was useless to attempt to restore the defences of the town which had quite properly been allowed to fall into decay once more. A new town in a stronger position, out of range from the River, guarded by fortifications not easily taken, was called for.’
(Pearn, 1939, p.153)
Tharrawaddy’s Rangoon. In History of Rangoon. Rangoon: American Baptist Mission Press, 1939.
Pearn, Bertie Reginald. History of Rangoon. (Rangoon: American Baptist Mission Press, 1939)