In a never-never land, never mind

Bhumibol Adulyadej became king of Thailand in 1946 after shooting his brother in the head. Here's what happened next.

Welcome to the latest edition of Secret Siam. This post is a detailed look at the first few years of the reign of Bhumibol Adulyadej, after he killed his brother Ananda Mahidol (probably by accident) on June 9, 1946, and was proclaimed King Rama IX. The article is for subscribers so if you haven’t signed up yet, you can do that here.

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