Around 80,000 British, Indian and Australian troops based in Singapore became Prisoners of War after the fall of Singapore, perhaps Britain's greatest military defeat since the 1781 Battle of Yorktown. MailOnline
The lesson of the fall of Singapore must surely be that Australia can not trust its survival wholly to a foreign power. Even a close ally. Yesterday Britain, today America. Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning Herald •The Age
It was 75 years ago that Singapore, the island at the tip of the Malay Peninsula that had been key strategic outpost of Britain's colonial empire, fell to invading Japanese troops. The events live on.. Japan Today Also reported by •New Zealand Herald •Seattle Times •FOXNews.com
The descendants of people who suffered the horrors of life as a prisoners of war in Singapore have set up a Crowdfunder to help pay for a memorial service to honour them.February 15, 2017 marks the.. Plymouth Herald
* President Pranab Mukherjee today paid homage to the soldiers, including many Indians, killed during World War-II while fighting along with the British forces and laid to rest at Bomana cemetery in.. Deccan Herald
*16 February 1942: *Japanese forces take control of the British ‘Gibraltar of the East’
*BATAVIA, FEBRUARY 15.*
Shells began to fall on Fort Kalang, the headquarters of the Malayan Command on.. guardian.co.uk
Tuesday 27 October, 2015Asthma UK is delighted to announce that Dr Bill Frankland, the vice-president of the charity since 1992, has been recognised in the Queen's Birthday honours lists with an MBE.. Pressat
The Pacific war did not end neatly in 1945.
Rising from the east: a Japanese soldier takes aim at a bomber targeting nearby positions, c.1941. Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images
*Hirohito’s.. New Statesman
Actor and writer who scripted the hit TV series Tenko, a drama about the lives of women imprisoned in a Japanese internment camp
The actor-turned-writer Jill Hyem, who has died of cancer aged 78,.. guardian.co.uk
A Gallipoli veteran, Cecil Callaghan was a career soldier who was with the Eighth Australian Division at the Fall of Singapore. He spent three years in Japanese prison camps, including Changi. Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning Herald •The Age
TheCityUK’s chairman Gerry Grimstone tells Tim Wallace he is sick of bosses dodging responsibility for wrongdoing Who is to blame when a banker many tiers from the top of the firm misbehaves? The.. City A.M.