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The missing men of Singapore: Remembering the “worst disaster” of British military history

From the 8th to the 15th February 1942, the Empire of Japan invaded Singapore, one of Britain’s largest military bases in the South East. The move, that would see 85,000 British, Australian and Indian troops taken prisoner of war, was dubbed the “worst disaster” in British military history by Winston Churchill. Search the newspapers Back in Britain, the newspapers were filled with reports of missing troops and families appealing for information. Many of these men had been taken prisoner, but

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10 million newspaper pages are now fully searchable

Just a month after hitting the 9.5 million page milestone, we’re very pleased to announce that there are now 10 million historic newspaper pages available at The British Newspaper Archive. The website launched with 4 million pages in November 2011, which means there’s now 150% more to explore. If you’ve not searched the collection for a while, it’s definitely time to try again.   Search the newspapers –>   More to search and a great-value subscription It’s not just our

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230,000 newspaper pages added from 1765-1953

Thousands of historical newspaper pages were added to The British Newspaper Archive in November, including 19 brand new titles. We hope you enjoy exploring these additions.   Search the newspapers   19 new titles, including the Aberdeen Weekly Journal You’ll now find editions of the Aberdeen Weekly Journal and the County Chronicle, Surrey Herald and Weekly Advertiser for Kent online, as well as 17 extra Irish titles. 45 other titles were also updated, including the Newry Examiner and Louth Advertiser,

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