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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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Assassination Attempt on Rasputin – 29 June 1914

On 29 June 1914, Khioniya Guseva attempted to assassinate Grigori Rasputin in the monk’s home village of Pokrovskoe Selo in western Siberia. You’ll find a number of newspaper reports about the attack in The British Newspaper Archive.   Read reports about Rasputin   Guseva’s attempt to murder Rasputin   Although the facts of the attack are unclear, it’s said that Guseva stabbed Rasputin either as he left church or while he was reading a telegram outside the post office. Althought

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