22 Feb '12, 7am

Do they remember the 15th of February?

Do they remember the 15th of February?

“On the 70th anniversary of the fall of Singapore, four World War II survivors, now in their 70s and 80s, recall how the wartime experience wiped out their childhood innocence and honed their survival skills Mention Feb 15, 1942, and some young Singaporeans do not associate it with the day that Singapore fell to Japanese troops during World War II. In a Life! street poll of 100 Singaporeans between the ages of 15 and 25, 39 did not recognise the date. However, 36 people did know that was the date Singapore fell, and 25 recognised Feb 15 as Total Defence Day. Those how did not know the significance of Feb 15 confused the date with Racial Harmony Day on July 21 and some even joked that Feb 15 is not Valentine’s Day. Those who do remember the historical significance of the date attribute their awareness to social studies and history lessons in school. Singapore Management Uni...

Full article: http://otterman.wordpress.com/2012/02/22/do-they-remember...

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