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As those with direct memories of World War II pass away our collective memory of that time is increasingly shaped by the available photos.

These photos are usually of poor quality and are almost always in black and white.

As such, it is easy to forget that the war was conducted in vivid colour.

Thanks to the great website here, some of their colour pictures bring the conflict in the Pacific Theatre (and thus the Southeast Asian region) to historical life.

There are hundreds of pages and tens of thousands of pictures, so feel free to search for better examples than the ones that follow.

I will leave you with some images of the Japanese forces in what is now Indonesia here, and two pictures from the fall of Singapore here and here.

I will gladly update this post with other relevant links that readers can offer.