朝日新聞 [Asahi shinbun] [Asahi Newspaper]. SINGAPORE - JAPANESE WORLD WAR II NEWSPAPER.
朝日新聞 [Asahi shinbun] [Asahi Newspaper]

朝日新聞 [Asahi shinbun]
[Asahi Newspaper]

Tokyo: Asahi shinbun. Showa 17. [January 18, 1942]. Stock ID #159896

4 page broadsheet newspaper folded, evenly browned. Maps, black and white photographic illustrations, very good copy. 54 x 41cm.

Main headline: "Closing in on Singapore Vanguard: Rear-guard of Defeated British Army Cut Off; Battle of Annihilation in Johor". Other headlines include: "Occupation of Strategic Territory of Batu Anam; Australian 8th Division Crushed", (followed by an account of fighting between Japanese and Australian forces in Malaya); "Main Enemy Position Cut Off: Battle of Annihilation on the Bataan Peninsula Heats Up"; "Steady Advance by Road: Imperial Army's Fierce Attack on West Coast" (followed by account of Japanese advances in Malaya, with map); "British Cabinet Restructured"; "US Said to Be Sending Troops to Northern Ireland". Front page has photos of Japanese soldiers standing in front of the monument to Jose Rizal in Manila, and of a column of Japanese soldiers advancing by bicycle along a road on the Bataan Peninsula. Articles on the inside pages include discussions of plans to increase production of shipping to meet war needs and of a meeting of Latin American countries to discuss the world situation. Several articles on the back page emphasise material and spiritual preparations being made in Japan for a "long war". The back page also includes an interesting article criticizing US and British propaganda and "misreporting" of the war situation. All text in Japanese.

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