HMS Repulse – interview with survivors Jan 1942

This upload features unique and never broadcast in the UK, footage of a short interview with HMS Repulse survivors whom had escaped from Singapore in early 1942. My late father, Ted Matthews, is one of the interviewees. He was 19yrs old at the time and introduces himself as coming from Wrexham, Wales. The other footage is taken from the official Japanese newsreel announcement of the loss of Prince of Wales & Repulse. It also features a few seconds of the high-level bombing of Repulse, which I found at NARA, USA some years ago. This had been wrongly catalogued as an attack on HMS Dorsetshire in Dec 1941. Reality being this vessel was lost in the Battle of the Java sea around April 1942. There are other WW2 associated clips in this upload also.

Source: Alan Mathews; Youtube.

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