Fall of singapore 75 year anniversary watch the video and print off the article asking students to formulate a short paragraph about the significance of this event in 1942 and its impact on british-australian relations. The fall of singapore not only had profound implications for the role and status of the british in southeast asia, and indeed in the world, it gave rise to a controversy that persists to this day brian farrell is the latest in a long line of historians to study this extraordinary event. The fall of singapore is well documented by singaporeans themselves,a couple of weeks before xmas we stumbled across a small permanent exhibition of the britih occupation of singapore, 1000,s of photo,s all sorts of camp and barrack records ,of british troops families and civilians , who lived and some who died in singapore, sorry i dont know. The battle of singapore was fought january 31 to february 15, 1942, during world war ii (1939-1945) between the british and japanese armies the british army of 85,000 men was led by lieutenant general arthur percival, while the japanese regiment of 36,000 men was headed by lieutenant general. 1942: singapore forced to surrender british forces in singapore have surrendered unconditionally to the japanese seven days after enemy troops first stormed the island a war correspondent of the japanese news agency in singapore reported that fighting ceased along the entire malayan front at 2200 local time.
With the fall of singapore on 15 february 1942, britain suffered, in churchill's words, the 'worst disaster and largest capitulation in british history. The fall of singapore, february 1942 abc fall of singapore the fall of singapore, february 1942 this resource is a primary (&/or) secondary educational video from abc splash. The battle for and the fall of singapore to the invading japanese imperial army in february 1942 is an event deeply embedded into the local singapore psyche.
The fall of singapore 1942 by timothy hall (english) hardcover book free shippin see more like this 2005 book forgotten armies: fall of british asia, 1941-1945, ww2 india singapore $2999. The fall of singapore to the japanese army on february 15th 1942 is considered one of the greatest defeats in the history of the british army and probably brita. The fall of singapore is, even today considered one of the biggest defeats of the british army and it is the worst defeat that it suffered during world war iithe japanese army took singapore on february 15th 1942. Facts, information and articles about the battle of singapore, a battle of world war ii battle of singapore facts dates 8-15 february 1942 location singapore, straits settlements generals/commanders allies: arthur percival (pow) gordon bennett lewis heath (pow) merton beckwith-smith (pow) japanese: tomoyuki yamashita takuma nishimura1 takuro matsui renya mutaguchi soldiers engaged allies. On january 31st 1942, overestimating the size of the enemy forces, the british retreated to singapore, falling back over the causeway that separated it from the mainland meanwhile the japanese swarmed south, some on stolen bicycles, through the jungle from kota bahru towards singapore, which lay over 600 miles south.
Historical map of south & southwest asia (15 february 1942) - fall of singapore: by february 1942 the japanese forces invading malaya had reached the perimeter of singapore, britain's most important military base in southeast asia and the keystone of british defences in the region. The fall of singapore in 1942 led the australian government to reconsider its alliance with britain more on the fall of singapore gareth evans, minister for foreign. Shells began to fall on fort kalang, the headquarters of the malayan command on the outskirts of singapore, on the evening of tuesday, february 10 oil fires were blazing in the north of the. Defence and fall of singapore 1940-1942 in the light of the extensive literature and the publication of three additional works on the subject, it is a pertinent question.
In march 1942, shattered australian survivors began trickling home after escaping this country's greatest military defeat, the fall of singapore. The supposedly impregnable british bastion of singapore fell to the japanese on feb 15, 1942, after the latter marched down the malay peninsula and executed an amphibious crossing of the johore strait commonwealth losses during the 69-day campaign exceeded 130,000 killed, wounded or captured. The fall of singapore 1942 was the most devastating defeat for the british in world war 2 it had its effects on the british rule in the com.
February 15 marks the anniversary of one of the most dramatic and shocking moments in the second world war, the fall of the gibraltar of the east, singapore, in 1942. It came on as the top story: the fall of singapore, len, recalls, adding grave emphasis to what happened on the 15 february in 1942 my mother instantly dropped the iron to the floor.
The latest tweets from david hope (@singapore1942) ww2 site dedicated to the history around the fall of singapore in february 1942 & the evacuation ships and related facts and stories from that time. This chronology of the japanese invasion was compiled by james tann, a heritage blogger, in the lead up to the 72nd anniversary of the fall of singapore on 15 february, 1942. Let us first go back to the dark days of january 1942 the pacific war is weeks old and the imperial japanese army is on the move the fall of singapore, commemorated each year by an ever. The fall of singapore 1942 by dr timothy hall starting at $3978 the fall of singapore 1942 has 2 available editions to buy at alibris.