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January 27, 1942

Lt. Gen. Arthur Percival meeting with war correspondents, Singapore, Jan 1942 (Imperial War Museum: 4700-50 FE 583)

Lt. Gen. Arthur Percival meeting with war correspondents, Singapore, Jan 1942 (Imperial War Museum: 4700-50 FE 583)

80 Years Ago—Jan. 27, 1942: Soviets take key rail center of Lozovaya, Ukraine, but Ukrainian offensive stalls.

British withdraw from Batu Pahat, Malaya, and begin withdrawal to Singapore.

Off Midway, US sub Gudgeon sinks Japanese sub I-73, the first US sub-on-sub victory.

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