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.

Richard Cavendish remembers how a former-British colony gained a long-serving leader.

On the 60th anniversary of the fall of Singapore, arguably the nadir of Anglo-Australian relations, Richard Wilkinson explores the strange relationship between the two countries in the last century.

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



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