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The autumn of Singapore is still a crushing defeat that despatched shockwaves round the British Empire through the moment global struggle. Singapore had constantly been noticeable as an impenetrable castle that might defend the British Empire's stake within the a ways East - a legacy of the good days of world dominion. The British military have been conscious of the possibility to Singapore and Malaya from the 1st days after Pearl Harbor, yet they considered the japanese military as an inferior combating strength, incapable of status as much as the defences and educated troops of the British. but, in December 1941 the japanese introduced a fast assault at the Singapore airfields, approximately wiping out the whole fleet of RAF frontline aeroplanes. On 10 December the japanese additionally destroyed of the Royal Navy's premiere battleships off the Malay coast. all of sudden, the destiny of Singapore rested exclusively within the fingers of the military. regardless of having 90,000 British squaddies published in Singapore they have been speedy crushed through the rate and ferocity of the invading jap forces, numbering 75,000 males. The brutality of the japanese strategies and their sheer ferocity surprised the British and so they have been quickly compelled to retreat. via January/February 1942 the British final stand melted away and the japanese swept into town, slaughtering those that stood of their means. Over 100,000 males have been taken prisoner and lots of hundreds of thousands (possibly as much as 50,000) citizens of town have been massacred. to appreciate what occurred and why learn conflict tale.

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