The fall of Singapore, 15 February 1942
The surrender of Singapore was one of the largest and most dramatic reverses suffered by British forces in the war, or indeed in modern British history, with 130,000 personnel becoming prisoners of the Japanese, included in this total were 15,000 Australians. Understandably, Singapore has become a focus of major historical contention ever since.
Roll of Honour talk , presented by Dr Chris Coulthard-Clark, on Friday 15 February 2002. (transcript and audio)
Items from the Collection, Capitulation telegram, 1943 Invitation, 1944 Christmas card, Kappe's 'Summing Up' on the Malayan campaign
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