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Today in World War II History—Jan. 31, 1942

Smoke from burning oil tanks rising above Singapore, Feb 1942 (Imperial War Museum)

Smoke from burning oil tanks rising above Singapore, Feb 1942 (Imperial War Museum)

75 Years Ago—Jan. 31, 1942: British forces complete withdrawal from Malaya to Singapore and blow up the causeway.

British withdraw from Moulmein, Burma; Japanese occupy.

New song in Top Ten: “Blues in the Night.”