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The suffering of prisoners of war at the hands of the Japanese during the Second World War has coloured the British view of the conflict in the Far East. Clare Makepeace highlights a little known aspect of the captives’ story: their quest for compensation.

Britain’s loss of Singapore in February 1942 was a terrible blow. But Japan failed to make the most of its prize, says Malcolm Murfett.

The ill-fated fortress was opened on February 14th 1938.

June 31st, 1959 - Richard Cavendish remembers how a former-British colony gained a long-serving leader.

Ann Hills examines the reconstruction of Singapore's 19th-century buildings to accommodate tourism.

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