朝日新聞. [Asahi Shinbun]. Asahi Newspaper. ENTIRE ISLAND OF SINGAPORE SECURED.
朝日新聞. [Asahi Shinbun]. Asahi Newspaper

朝日新聞. [Asahi Shinbun].
Asahi Newspaper

Tokyo: Asahi Shimbun. Showa 17. [ February 17, 1942]. Stock ID #159894

Folded broadsheet newspaper, black and white photographic and line illustrations, 4pp. Light even browning, small chip outer margin, very good.

Main headline: "Entire island of Singapore Secured; Navy and Entire Naval Harbor Taken" with an article describing the Fall of Singapore. A related article is headlined "Peace and Order in City Being Maintained", while another article reports the sinking of British vessels escaping from the port of Singapore. Other front page headlines are "Our Submarine Force Actively Engaged in Indian Ocean" (reporting on the way that the capture of Singapore has opened up the Indian Ocean to Japanese submarines) and "'We Have Our Hands Full with Defence of Homeland' Says Tearful Churchill" (suggesting that fall of Singapore has undermined British confidence and belief in Churchill's leadership). The main front page photo shows the port of Senlantar burning after bombing raid, and there is also a small photo of US Admiral Thomas C. Hart, who is described as having been killed in battle whereas Hart actually lived until 1971.

Inside pages report the fighting in China and include a list of soldiers awarded medals for actions in China. An article headlined "Japanese Rescued by Journalists: 29 Imprisoned in Changi" reports how two Japanese war journalists who discovered that Japanese were being held in Changi Prison, Singapore, on suspicion of spying etc., and rescued them from the prison. Photographs on the inside pages show Tojo and others celebrating the capture of Singapore, and trophy items salvaged from the wreck of the British warship "Prince of Wales". Stories on the back page include an account of the "southward advance of woven textiles", describing how Japanese textiles are expanding into Southeast Asian markets. Text in Japanese.

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