14 Feb '12, 10pm

"In a time of madness maybe the only sane thing left to do is to fire your weapon into the sky"

"In a time of madness maybe the only sane thing left to do is to fire your weapon into the sky"

I’m sure I had been told the story before … probably years ago but it was since forgotten. The subject came up purely by chance a few weeks back during one of my long-overdue visits to my mother’s place. “I’m going next week to the Kranji War Memorial,” I announced. Well up to that point it was a rather dull conversation so even an intended visit to graveyard had an edge of excitement! “Don’t forget to visit your grandfather” she intoned. “Huh?” was my reply. Mum rolls her eyes to heaven (yeah sarcasm runs deep in the family) … and so the story was retold… My maternal grandfather Arthur Henry Nunes had died many years before I was born … during the war – that World War II. It was just before the Japanese invasion of Singapore. The word had gone out in late 1941 asking for civilian volunteers. Help was needed for civil defence – to direct people to air-raid shelters, and pu...

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