Monday, 1 October 2012

Daily Mirror 16th of February 1942 - SINGAPORE LOST

Andrew Glynn shared this fascinating front page of the Daily Mirror dated 16th of February 1942 announcing the loss of Singapore - "Singapore Lost: Churchill Warning". Unfortunately for the POWs at the fall of Singapore for many the real war for survival was just about to begin!

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