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The Fall of Singapore

Battles & Campaigns

The fall of Singapore to the Japanese Army on 15 February 1942 is considered one of the greatest defeats in the history of the British Army and probably Britain’s worst defeat in The Second World War. The fall of Singapore in 1942 clearly illustrated the way Japan was to fight in the Far East – a combination of speed and savagery that only ended with the use of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in August 1945.