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These images from The National Archives have been added to Flickr so that you can comment, tag and share them easily.

Do you recognise anything or anyone in the photographs and do they provoke any personal memories? Perhaps you have a similar picture from your own travels? If you do, post us a link. Let us know of any inaccuracies in the descriptions and help us to map the images we don't have locations for.

The CO 1069 series is a diverse collection of images with a rich variety of content. In many instances we know little about the people or contents of the photographs and this is one of the reasons why we have published them online and asked people to comment and share their knowledge.

Please note the pictures and the captions attached to them are representative of the time they were taken. They frequently use terms that would not be used today. However, our role is to preserve the integrity of the historic public record, which is why they have been preserved and presented as originally captured.

Please also see our takedown policy: www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/legal/takedown-policy.htm

Asia

Asia

70 photos

Bangladesh

Bangladesh

25 photos

Burma

Burma

121 photos

Cambodia

Cambodia

5 photos

China

China

691 photos

Diamond Jubilee Celebrations at Penang

Diamond Jubilee...

46 photos

Hong Kong
6 comments

Hong Kong

700 photos

India

India

3 photos

Japan

Japan

49 photos

'Lahad Datu Radio'
2 comments

'Lahad Datu Radio'

21 photos

Malaysia

Malaysia

399 photos

Maldives

Maldives

55 photos

Pakistan

Pakistan

58 photos

Sabah (Malaysia)

Sabah (Malaysia)

823 photos

Sarawak (Malaysia)

Sarawak (Malaysia)

158 photos

Singapore

Singapore

242 photos

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

296 photos

Turkey

Turkey

14 photos