Saturday, April 01, 2006

The surrender took place here


The boardroom. In this boardroom, the British surrendered Singapore to Japan on 15 Feb 1942.


Sometime ago, I wrote a post that the former Ford Motor Factory would be opened to the public from 20 Feb 2006. I made a visit to the place sometime last month. If you would like to read about my visit, please check out: A Place of Historical Significance. Comments are welcomed.

The URL below offers an account of the British Surrender. Watch the video clips too for a glimpse of the historical surrender.
http://www.s1942.org.sg/dir_defence6.htm

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Alternatively you may read: http://yesterday.sg/detail/a_visit_to_memories_at_old_ford_factory/
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2 comments:

Simple American said...

I love these kind of posts. I am such a history buff. Most Americans do not realize the Japanese simultaneously attacked the British and their colonies. The timing coinciding with the surprise attacks at Pearl Harbor.

oceanskies79 said...

Glad to know that you like this kind of post.