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Australia's Defence

Australia's Defence

Australian strategy was based upon the assumption that Singapore might fall, and Service chiefs have been making defence plans in accordance with a timelimit imposed by Mr John Curtin. the Prime Minister of Australia. The Australian Cabinet meets to-day, when it is expected that
17 February 1942 - Aberdeen Press and Journal - Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
 
Sir Shenton Thomas

Sir Shenton Thomas

News has been received by relatives that , Governor of Singapore, and Lady Thoimas are both interned in Singapore. Both are and well.
17 February 1942 - Aberdeen Press and Journal - Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
 
Surrender Only as Supplies Failed

Surrender Only as Supplies Failed

Singapore's Last Messages r\NLY when they were without food, water and im P° ssi to fight on any longer did the defenders of Singapore surrender The last message received in London from the defenders of Singapore was one from General Percival the G.U.U. to general Wavell. It sta
17 February 1942 - Aberdeen Press and Journal - Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
 
He Carried On

He Carried On

True story of a North of England farmer told by the Ministry of Agriculture:— A delayed-action bomib had dropped just outside the steading. The district surveyor arrived to investigate. The farmer was milking. Surveyor —" Where's this bomib of yours? " Farmer —"Out theer." Surve
17 February 1942 - Aberdeen Press and Journal - Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
 
Admiral Horthy To Resign

Admiral Horthy To Resign

In a message to thfc Hungarian Parliament Admiral Horthy, Regent of Hungary, announced his intention to resign. He is seventy-four, and has been twenty-two years in office.
17 February 1942 - Aberdeen Press and Journal - Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
 

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First Axis Attack on New World

First Axis Attack on New World

AN enemy submarine shelled the island of Aruba in the Dutch West Indies in an attack last night. The island is noted for its oil refineries and as the depot where oil is transferred from the shallow draught interisland vessels into ocean-going tankers. The submarine torpedoed th
17 February 1942 - Aberdeen Press and Journal - Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
 
Jap Flood Will Be Hurtled Back

Jap Flood Will Be Hurtled Back

"We must check as best we can the surging flood of Jap aggression in the Antipodes until we can muster our forces to send hurtling back whence it came," declared Col. Knox, U.S. Secretary of the Navy, launching Americas latest battleship, the 35,000-ton Alabama, nine months ahea
17 February 1942 - Aberdeen Press and Journal - Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
 
Five Enemy Planes Down At Malta

Five Enemy Planes Down At Malta

Four enemy aircraft were destroyed by R.A.F. fighters and anti-aircraft gunfire during a series of raids on Malta yesterday. An. ME 109 was shot down and yet another probably damaged when, with several Nazi fighter planes, they attempted to attack a British reconnaissance plane
17 February 1942 - Aberdeen Press and Journal - Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
 
LATEST NEWS

LATEST NEWS

INDIAN HEJ IN rPRiPUTES to the '1 rounded but foug- • goon. New position* t«
17 February 1942 - Aberdeen Press and Journal - Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
 
Quisling Will Starve Norse

Quisling Will Starve Norse

From " Press and Journal " Listening Station of an Allied invasion of Norway is worrying the Nazis. This was stated by the former editor of the Oslo " Morgenposten," who has escaped to America, on New York Radio last night. All possible material which could of use to the Germans
17 February 1942 - Aberdeen Press and Journal - Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland