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December 10, 1941 : South China Sea, Malaysia -The sinking of Prince of Wales and Repulse was a World War II naval engagement which illustrated the effectiveness of aerial attacks against naval forces that were not protected by air cover and the resulting importance of including an aircraft carrier in any major fleet action. British Royal Navy battleship HMS Prince of Wales and battlecruiser HMS Repulse were attacked by land-based bombers and torpedo bombers of the Imperial Japanese Navy on 10 December 1941. In Japanese, the engagement was referred to as the Naval Battle of Malaya. (Photo by Kingendai Photo Library/AFLO)

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South China Sea, Malaysia

December 10, 1941 : South China Sea, Malaysia -The sinking of Prince of Wales and Repulse was a World War II naval engagement which illustrated the effectiveness of aerial attacks against naval forces that were not protected by air cover and the resulting importance of including an aircraft carrier in any major fleet action. British Royal Navy battleship HMS Prince of Wales and battlecruiser HMS Repulse were attacked by land-based bombers and torpedo bombers of the Imperial Japanese Navy on...
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From gallery: World War II
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Source: AFLO
Date 10 Dec 1941
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