15 Feb '12, 2am

Blog Archive » Remembering Civil Defence Day at The Battle Box

Blog Archive » Remembering Civil Defence Day at The Battle Box

Civil Defence Day is on Feb 15, not-coincidentally the day that Singapore fell to the invading Japanese forces in 1942. It is timely that Hans Johnson has a post on the Armchair General on World War II Museums in Singapore. World War II Museums in Singapore: A photoessay Hans writes: Singapore has seen massive changes since the Second World War. New townships of apartment towers have replaced overcrowded tenements. Once a poor colony, Singapore is a vibrant, independent state with its own sovereign wealth fund. In spite of its transformation, Singapore has done a good job preserving its World War II heritage. There are numerous sites, from remaining fortifications to cemeteries and prisons that remind the visitors that the suffering did not end with the surrender. Indeed, the suffering was just beginning. You can read his post World War II Museums in Singapore – Photo Essa...

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Blog Archive » Civil Defence Day roundup

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