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February 15, 1942

” British Army Lt. Gen. Arthur Percival and his party on their way to surrender Singapore to the Japanese, 15 Feb 1942 (Imperial War Museum: HU 2781)

” British Army Lt. Gen. Arthur Percival and his party on their way to surrender Singapore to the Japanese, 15 Feb 1942 (Imperial War Museum: HU 2781)

80 Years Ago—Feb. 15, 1942: Fall of Singapore: British Lt. Gen. Arthur Percival surrenders to Japanese Gen. Tomoyuki Yamashita, 64,000 POWs taken, the largest surrender in British history.

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