General Yamashita's Sword Returns To Singapore After 72 Years

During the WWII period, Singapore was a crown jewel of the British Empire in South-East Asia and considered to be an impenetrable fortress that was heavily defended. Above is a page from "The Sunday Sun and Guardian", published on 23rd Feb, 1941, showing how Singapore was well-defended by the various terrain conditions, cannons, navy etc... But the Japanese had their own map of Singapore too Places had their names translated to Japanese, and important structures such as oil tanks, reservoirs, airports etc... were highlighted on the map. As you already know, Singapore fell to the Japanese in 1942, led by Lieutenant General Yamashita Tomoyuki, also known as the "Tiger of Malaya" for his swift

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