The Battle of Hong Kong (8th –25th December 1941), also known as the Defence of Hong Kong and the Fall of Hong Kong, was one of the first battles of the Pacific War in World War II.
Was your ancestor in ‘Britain’s Greatest Battle?
The 8th of May marked the end of war in Europe, so if your ancestor served during the war you might like to read this fascinating account of the twin-battles of Kohima and Imphal, known now as ‘Britain’s Greatest Battle’ and also the greatest Japanese mil
Temporary Captain Ernest Gordon’s Story – Prisoner, Evader, Survivor
Continuing our run up to a new collection release tomorrow, we’re following the story of Temporary Captain (War Substantive Lieutenant) Ernest Gordon, who was captured at Singapore and came within inches of death, surviving only thanks to the care of two
Story of Marcus McDilda – Kempeitai Torture – WW2 FEPOW
We’ve got a brand new collection of records coming out on the eve of #VJDay, the 14th of August. As a little taster check out our blog and read about one of the men who could testify to the horrors of being an Allied FEPOW under the Japanese: Marcus McDil
Imperial Prisoners Of War Held In Japan – WW2 POW Records
For the first time ever, the National Archives’ 56,000+ WO 392 ‘British Prisoners of War held in Japan or Japanese Occupied Territory’ collection is available in its entirety online for quick and easy searching. Is your PoW ancestor in our ‘’Imperial Pris