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[Mothership] American writer rewrites Lieutenant Adnan’s battle of Bukit Chandu as badass story https://t.co/ZxUHVHZMcZ

The battle at Bukit Chandu was one of the last great battles of the Japanese invasion that took place in Singapore on Feb. 14, 1942. Leading the soldiers of the Malay Regiment was Lieutenant Adnan bin Saidi, a man known for his immense leadership qualities and bravery. If you don’t already know the story, this is a brief summary of what happened. Advertisement The battle of Bukit Chandu The first Japanese troops landed in Singapore via the northwestern coastline on Feb. 8 and advanced toward Bukit Timah and Pasir Panjang. On Feb. 14, Japanese troops were spotted advancing uphill on Bukit Chandu, disguised as Punjabi soldiers of the British Indian Army. Adnan saw through the ploy, and ordered his men to open fire. However, this was met with an all-out attack by the Japanese. The Malay regiment was severely outnumbered and undersupplied, but Adnan was able to motivate his tr...

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