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15th Feb 1942 -

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Singapore fell to the Japanese - the biggest surrender of British troops in history. :(

 

and the damned Singaporeans charge to enter to see a tableau of it! :blink:

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And the way the POW's were treated by the Japs was appalling. They were real b**tards.

 

I bet if the British troops knew what was coming in them POW camps, many of them would have just chosen to fight till the death in Singapore before surrendering.

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Which is what the Japs would have expected, given they were outnumbered by around two to one.. In later battles - EG Iwa Jima - of 21,000 Jap defenders, only 1,000 were taken prisoner; it cost the Yanks over 15,000 casualties. This caused the Allies to estimate a million casualties in Operation Olympic, the invasion of mainland Japan - hence the use of two atomic bombs. :shock:

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