The Battle for Singapore or Fall of Singapore

By Baldmichael Theresoluteprotector’sson

15th February, 1942


This was a shameful battle of incompetence on the British side and a brilliantly executed military exercise by the Japanese who were seriously underestimated in their tactical skills.

Nevertheless, the inexcusable massacre of unarmed nurses and patients at the end was appalling. Perhaps they may have been better off dead, however, than face the grizzly conditions of prison life under the Japanese which was no less inexcusable.

https://www.globalresearch.ca/singapore-threatened-japanese-advance-through-british-malaya-80-years-ago/5769127

Britain’s colonialists generally viewed the Japanese with contempt. Military historian Antony Beevor wrote, “A state of emergency was declared in Singapore on 1 December [1941], but the British were still woefully ill prepared. The colonial authorities feared that an overreaction might unsettle the native population. The appalling complacency of colonial society had produced a self-deception largely based on arrogance. A fatal underestimation of their attackers included the idea that all Japanese soldiers were very short-sighted, and inherently inferior to western troops”.

Of course, the above was fostered in part by the foolish evolutionary theory and by general arrogance of those who were not very bright. They often go into the army. Traditionally they were the third sons of a family.

Add to that the fact that the Japanese were on average smaller than their British counterparts. I have this link which indicates this is currently the case, and I am not aware this was any different 8o years ago.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Average_human_height_by_country

This link suggests this is the case.

https://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=109670

Anyway, tall people can underestimate smaller people. David and Goliath are a case in point!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_of_Singapore

The fall of Singapore, also known as the Battle of Singapore, took place in the South–East Asian theatre of the Pacific War, when the Empire of Japan captured the British stronghold of Singapore—nicknamed the “Gibraltar of the East”—with fighting in Singapore lasting from 8 to 15 February 1942. Singapore was the foremost British military base and economic port in South–East Asia and was the key to British interwar defence planning for the region. The capture of Singapore resulted in the largest British surrender in history.

And losing it to the Japanese gave them a key base to operate from in their expansion of their territory.

General Tomoyuki Yamashita had led a force of about 30,000 down the Malayan Peninsula in the Malayan campaign in the two months leading up to the battle. The British had considered the jungle terrain impassable and had prepared few defences. The Japanese raced down the peninsula. Arthur Percival led 85,000 British troops, although many units were under-strength and most units lacked experience. Despite this, they enjoyed a significant numerical and positional advantage on the island of Singapore. In the lead-up to the battle the British destroyed the causeway into the city, forcing the Japanese to embark on a naval crossing. The island was so important that Prime Minister Winston Churchill ordered Percival to fight to the last man.

Yet this was ultimately ignored, perhaps for seemingly humanitarian reasons, but then the Japanese were misunderstood. Their civilisation had been isolated from western knowledge for over 200 years until 1853. I think the following helps the understanding.

https://www.butterfield.com/get-inspired/in-deep-the-isolation-of-japan

You may see from that the problem of certain elites who don’t know how the rest of the nation lives and copes with life. These elites are in fact responsible for the rest of the nation, and are servants to them in their role in providing an orderly structure, a framework within which the people may live securely.

The same is true today with the elites seeking to enforce their will on an unwilling people (those who have woken up to the evil going on that is).

Superior Japanese leadership and many failings on the part of the British allowed the Japanese to establish a beachhead starting on 8 February. Communication and leadership failures beset the British and Percival had grossly misallocated troops on the island and failed to reinforce the defence in time. Their poor battle planning left few entrenchments or reserves near the beachhead, which the Japanese established after attacking the weakest parts of their defences. During the week the Japanese took more and more of the island and the British supply became critical. By 15 February, about a million civilians in the city had fled into the remaining Commonwealth-held area—just 1 per cent of the island. By then, Japanese air attacks had bombed the civilian water supply non-stop; it was expected to fail within days.

Poor planning and arrogance as to what could happen are a major problem in any war. Prepare for the worst, and, as we see reference to later with some Australian troops, provide an all round defence.

Unbeknownst to the British, by 15 February the Japanese were also at the end of their supplies, with only hours of shells left. General Yamashita feared that Percival would discover the Japanese numerical inferiority and engage in costly house-to-house fighting. In a bluff, Yamashita demanded unconditional surrender. On the afternoon of 15 February, Percival ignored orders and capitulated. About 80,000 British, Indian and Australian troops in Singapore became prisoners of war, joining 50,000 taken by the Japanese in the earlier Malayan campaign. Many would die performing forced labour. About 40,000, mostly Indian, soldiers joined the Indian National Army and fought with the Japanese. Churchill was shocked and called it the “worst disaster” in British military history. It greatly decreased confidence in the British army and provided the Japanese with much-needed resources as well as an important strategic position. The city would stay in Japanese hands until the end of the war. Singapore’s capture by the Japanese, in conjunction with other events in 1942, undermined British prestige and contributed to the eventual end of European colonialism in the region and beyond after the war.

We must add one more part into the equation that the Emperor Hirohito was considered as divine, a god, someone who could not be questioned or disobeyed, when in reality he was just a man, a human with failings like us.

So let me proceed to describe the events around the fall of Singapore in my usual blend of humour which may contain more truth than one realises.

As the world continues to be mad, I will mix editorial comment with my playing with words and the phonetics. I hope it works.

1          Background

1.1      Outbreak of war

The Ja’s Pan people, who I have mentioned before in my post Tora, Tora, Tora!, needed some more oil for their bottleships, heavy brusiers, etc., their armies (and possibly their leggies) and their hair force.

For example, applying oil to their hair would make them slicker and go faster.

As regards the armies, the Ja’s Pan people, or Ja pan knees as they could be known, had this general, Two-mow-yucky Hammer-shitter. Not someone you would wish to meet in a dark alley.

The Bright-ish (who were reasonably bright but not always – see earlier) were looking after Ma Layer, a short young woman north of a singer who was poor. The poor singer had to sing to make ends meet.

Ja’s Pan people being good dancers by all accounts wanted a new singer and were offering better rates of pay, allegedly.

The Bright-ish had a general Half a Purseheval. Why only half is not clear, perhaps that’s the best they could come up with. Which as it transpires was not enough, sadly.

Supporting the Bright-ish were the Indians who were not of the red variety but many of whom were no doubt well-read.

There were also the Austria Lions who were very brave as lions usually are. They were however, led by Major-general. Gordon Bennett, I hear you cry!

And you would be right for that was really his name. You can look it up.

Apparently, the Ja pan knees had broken the Bright-ish armies and their codes. It is not nice to break anybody’s armies, let alone their codes. I assume the codes were codes in the noses. A form of Covid 19, but not quite so strong.

They also had help from a not so bright Bright-ish traitor, Captain Patrick Heenan. He was a complete bastard. He was, it says his mother wasn’t married and his father seems not to be known. You can read about it yourself.

1.2      Invasion of Malaya

This started by the Ja pan knees invading Tieland where they make matching ties and handkerchiefs. Tieland didn’t want their business spoilt so they soon capitulated. Sounds to me as though it was a set-up, a done deal beforehand.

They then went back to Ma Layer without saying ‘Hi Ma Layer’ first after knocking on the door as it were. Just barged in. Typical.

Ma Layer was and still is of course relatively low lying by comparison to the Hi-Ma-Layers which is why the Hi-Ma-Layers are called Hi as they are high. Obviously.

The Japanese were superior in close air support, armour, co-ordination, tactics and experience.

Editors note: Which was presumably a result of working together in the war against China. The poor Chinese had already been fighting for over four and a half years, a forgotten war to Europe sadly.

Of course, in Europe the Germans had been able to have the same experience and training in their attack on Poland. To resume:

In trying to fend off the Ja pan kneeses hairy planes, buffaloes were employed. It is hard to imagine how one buffalo could stop a hairy plane, let alone a whole herd of buffalo stop lots of hairy planes.

I suppose it is like today when people keep thinking that herd immunity will stop Covid 19. It won’t.

By the way, if you haven’t heard of Buffalo, it’s near Canada and the Viagra Falls.

Force Z, consisting of the battleship HMS Prince of Wales, the battlecruiser HMS Repulse

The Bight-ish had sent the ‘Prince’ O’ Whales who had helped in the fight against B.I.Smirk who belonged to the Douchelanders, who were controlled by A Dolt Hitler.

They also sent the Replusive, a hard hitting individual. The two of them were part of Z Farce, which considering they had no hair cover is why it was a bit of a farce. Like me you see, I have no hair cover as I am bald on top.

However, both these chaps were drowned, sadly, on the way to the fight when they were attacked by the Ja pan kneeses hairy planes.

The Japanese forces also used bicycle infantry and light tanks

Editor’s note: As a keen cyclist I can appreciate the flexibility of approach the bicycle brings. You can travel long distances at a fraction of the energy walking uses, and you can throw your bike to the ground at a moment’s notice if necessary as you engage the enemy.

the 45th Indian Brigade (Lieutenant Colonel Charles Anderson) repeatedly fought through Japanese positions before running out of ammunition near Parit Sulong. The survivors were forced to leave behind about 110 Australian and 40 Indian wounded, who were later beaten, tortured and murdered by Japanese troops during the Parit Sulong Massacre.  Of over 3,000 men from these units only around 500 men escaped. For his leadership in the fighting withdrawal, Anderson was awarded the Victoria Cross.

Editor’s note: I have Anderson in my family line, so I am rather proud to hear of his exploits. No direct relation, but still.

2          Prelude

Lieutenant-General Arthur Percival, commander of the garrison, had 85,000 soldiers—the equivalent, on paper at least, of just over four divisions.

Editor’s note: Of course what you have on paper is meaningless as you have no idea how administrative staff may perform. In the current panic over Covid 19 a.k.a. the ‘flu, I see many of the uncivil servants in the UK have been less than keen to return to their cushy desks jobs as they are scared of catching a cold.

Sack the lot of them I say, and strip them of their pensions. Useless the whole lot of them.

Although advised by his top military personnel that Istana Bukit Serene was an easy target, Yamashita was confident that the British Army would not attack the palace because it belonged to the Sultan of Johor.

It seems that Hammer-shitter thought that the Bright-ish would not be bright enough to attack the place called ‘Is tanner bucket serene’. This was a peaceful beach of course where for a tanner, or the old pre-decimal six pence, you could buy a bucket to play with in the sand.

Military analysts later estimated that if the guns had been well supplied with HE shells the Japanese attackers would have suffered heavy casualties, but the invasion would not have been prevented by this means alone.

So if they had had enough HE shells, they could have said ‘HE shells, HE shells on the she (sic) shore! Disrupting the attackers would have made a big difference. As we see earlier, you will find shells on the beach. Obviously.

And which you can put in the bucket you have bought.

Yamashita had just over 30,000 men from three divisions: the Imperial Guards Division under Lieutenant-General Takuma Nishimura, the 5th Division under Lieutenant-General Takuro Matsui and the Japanese 18th Division under Lieutenant-General Renya Mutaguchi

So the General Hammershitter had Left-ten-ants-Generals Take-you-ma Knee-she-moo-ra, Take-you-row Matt Swee, and Rain-yeah Mutter-Gucci.

All of whom sound like people you could take to the beach if you fancied.

I assume Mutter-Gucci wore expensive shoes made by the well-known Italian firm.

In the days leading up to the Japanese attack, patrols from the Australian 22nd Brigade were sent across the Straits of Johor at night to gather intelligence. Three small patrols were sent on the evening of 6 February, one was spotted and withdrew after its leader was killed and their boat sunk and the other two managed to get ashore. Over the course of a day, they found large concentrations of troops, although they were unable to locate any landing craft. The Australians requested the shelling of these positions to disrupt the Japanese preparations but the patrol reports were later ignored by Malaya Command as being insignificant, based upon the belief that the real assault would come in the north-eastern sector, not the north-west.

Editor’s note: This is incredibly stupid. Even firing amour piercing shells in to the midst of the troops might have upset them a bit. A 15” shell will not do anybody any good if it hits them and no doubt create a bloody big hole which would be inconvenient to the troops to say the least.

But would have given them a big hole as a latrine, which would be useful after being scared to death by such shells. Which could have been interspersed with the odd HE just to liven matters. No imagination some people.

Bear in mind there were large constipations (sic) of troops. Being scared to death usually helps relieve constipation. Drastic but effective. Fear is the key.

Fear is what the elites are using on people now. Hence the reason for all the panic buying of toilet paper. See, obvious when you see it.

Mind you, those of us who realised the scam afoot would be buying to help wipe up all the carp (sic) coming out from government and in the UK from the S.A.G.E. (excuse me while I have a long laugh……………………………………………).

Percival incorrectly guessed that the Japanese would land forces on the north-east side of Singapore, ignoring advice that the north-west was a more likely direction of attack (where the Straits of Johor were the narrowest and a series of river mouths provided cover for the launching of water craft).

I really think that guessing is not part of a general’s job. Take all advice, analyse it and then put in contingency plans to allow all sections to be adequately covered. Don’t leave the back door ajar, whilst having a multi-point locking front door with cameras etc.

The thief will always come in the easiest way if he/she is intelligent. Which is why a good general gathers intelligence.

3          Battle

3.1      Japanese landings

The bombardment of the Australians was not seen as a prelude to attack—Malaya Command believed that it would last several days and would later switch its focus to the north-east, despite its ferocity exceeding anything the Allies had experienced thus far in the campaign; no order was passed to the Commonwealth artillery units to bombard possible Japanese assembly areas.

Editor’s note: Again, incredibly stupid and inept.

Spotlights had been placed on the beaches by a British unit to illuminate an invasion force on the water but many had been damaged by the bombardment and no order was made to turn the others on.

Why? Perhaps communications were down. But no plans made for individuals to take responsibility on the spot?

3.2      Air operations

Singapore was bombed for the first time by long-range Japanese aircraft, such as the Mitsubishi G3M2 “Nell” and the Mitsubishi G4M1 “Betty”

So these two ladies Nell and Betty were beach bum-bers, possibly using G3 and G4 networks. For fishing in the rock pools of course.

The situation had become so desperate that one British soldier took to the middle of a road to fire his Vickers machine gun at any aircraft that passed. “The bloody bastards will never think of looking for me in the open, and I want to see a bloody plane brought down”

So it seems the vicars were objecting to these beach bum-bers. What language too!

In December 51 Hawker Hurricane Mk II fighters were sent to Singapore

As can be anticipated in the Far East, hurricanes can arrive. Only I believe they are known as typhoons. Typhoo is a brand of tea you can drink. On the beach if you like.

a Buffalo squadron, had converted to Hurricanes

A herd of buffalo was converted to hurricanes. Is hurricanes a religion then??

The Ja pan knees liked hurry curry, but I don’t think they worshipped that. Hurry curry is a type of fast food in Ja’s Pan I believe.

I have just been told that the hurricanes were in fact a gang called ‘The Hurricanes’ who were there to keep the peace on the beach.

destroyed three Nakajima Ki-43 “Oscars”

These Oscars were three men making a nuisance of themselves on the beach.

On the morning of 9 February, dogfights took place over Sarimbun Beach and other western areas

Just typical, dogs should be banned from doing that sort of thing. Keep them on a lead I say. 

In the first encounter, the last ten Hurricanes were scrambled from Kallang Airfield to intercept a Japanese formation of about 84 aircraft, flying from Johor to provide air cover for their invasion force.[86] The Hurricanes shot down six Japanese aircraft and damaged 14 others for the loss of a Hurricane.

A Ja pan knees formation or mob were trying to provide hair cover for their invading forces but the Hurricanes intervened and did a sterling job in sorting out this mob. Only one Hurricane was hurt, no doubt winded in his exertions.

With his assent, the remaining flyable Hurricanes were withdrawn to Sumatra.

In the end, Sue Matra said they had better come back as she needed them.

Believing that further landings would occur in the northeast, Percival did not reinforce the 22nd Brigade until the morning of 9 February,

Half a Purseheval still hadn’t understood that the Ja Pan Knees were trying to break in via the back door.

3.3      Second day

3.4      Japanese breakthrough

The opening at Kranji made it possible for Imperial Guards armoured units to land there unopposed, after which they were able to begin ferrying across their artillery and armour. After finding his left flank exposed by the withdrawal of the 27th Brigade, the commander of the 11th Indian Infantry Division, Key, dispatched the 8th Indian Infantry Brigade from reserve, to retake the high ground to the south of the Causeway. Throughout 10 February further fighting took place around along the Jurong Line, as orders were formulated to establish a secondary defensive line to the west of the Reformatory Road, with troops not then employed in the Jurong Line; misinterpretation of these orders resulted in Taylor, the commander of the 22nd Brigade, prematurely withdrawing his troops to the east, where they were joined by a 200-strong ad hoc battalion of Australian reinforcements, known as X Battalion. The Jurong Line eventually collapsed after the 12th Indian Brigade was withdrawn by its commander, Brigadier Archie Paris, to the road junction near Bukit Panjang, after he lost contact with the 27th Brigade on his right; the commander of the 44th Indian Brigade, Ballantine, commanding the extreme left of the line, also misinterpreted the orders in the same manner that Taylor had and withdrew. On the evening of 10 February, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, cabled Wavell

It seems the Indians who as I say were not Red, but probably well-read, who were the Key to the situation, had their side exposed and were at risk of sunburn.

There were fights along the Jew Wrong Line. People always blaming the Jews, most unfair. One must only blame those who say or pretend they are Jews, but are not. It is the deceptive or dark hearted ones at fault.

Somebody had a problem with premature withdrawal which sounds a bit dodgy to me. Anyway, apparently a batty lion joined the others. He was known as X. Xactly what is not recorded.

I gather the arch of Paris collapsed. I suppose this is the Arc de Triomphe. I didn’t know they had moved it to Singapore. Do the French know this?

First Notre Dame, now the Arc de Triomphe. Whatever next? God with us Mac Ron is a bit put out by the French truckers, so who knows what he might do.

I think you ought to realise the way we view the situation in Singapore. It was reported to Cabinet by the CIGS [Chief of the Imperial General Staff, General Alan Brooke] that Percival has over 100,000 [sic] men, of whom 33,000 are British and 17,000 Australian. It is doubtful whether the Japanese have as many in the whole Malay Peninsula … In these circumstances the defenders must greatly outnumber Japanese forces who have crossed the straits, and in a well-contested battle they should destroy them. There must at this stage be no thought of saving the troops or sparing the population. The battle must be fought to the bitter end at all costs. The 18th Division has a chance to make its name in history. Commanders and senior officers should die with their troops. The honour of the British Empire and of the British Army is at stake. I rely on you to show no mercy to weakness in any form. With the Russians fighting as they are and the Americans so stubborn at Luzon, the whole reputation of our country and our race is involved. It is expected that every unit will be brought into close contact with the enemy and fight it out .

Apparently, Singapore had over 100, 000 sick men. Therefore it was most unreasonable to ask them to stand up to the invasion of Ja Pan Knees.

Still, in the Battle of Rourke’s Drift the injured fought bravely against the Zulus and look how that turned out. Even if you are unwell like me you can do your little bit.

Which is why we must all do what we can now against the evil elites who threaten the children of God with enslavement in a medical dystopia.

In the early afternoon of 10 February, on learning of the collapse of the Jurong Line, Wavell ordered Percival to launch a counter-attack to retake it. This order was passed on to Bennett, who allocated X Battalion. Percival made plans of his own for the counter-attack, detailing a three-phased operation that involved the majority of the 22nd Brigade, and he subsequently passed this on to Bennett, who began implementing the plan, but forgot to call X Battalion back. The battalion, consisting of poorly trained and equipped replacements, advanced to an assembly area near Bukit Timah. In the early hours of 11 February, the Japanese, who had concentrated significant forces around the Tengah airfield and on the Jurong Road, began further offensive operations: the 5th Division aimed its advance towards Bukit Panjang, while the 18th Division struck out towards Bukit Timah. They fell upon X Battalion, which had camped in its assembly area while waiting to launch its counter-attack, and two-thirds of the battalion was killed or wounded. After brushing aside elements of the 6th/15th Indian Brigade, the Japanese again began attacking the 22nd Australian Brigade around the Reformatory Road.

Half a Purseheval had been ordered by a wave ell or angel to take back the Jew Wrong Line even if it was the wrong thing to do.

Gordon Bennett made a pig’s ear of things and forgot about the batty lion called X. Possibly because X is not that memorable, I don’t know. Just because one is batty doesn’t mean one can’t help gamely in a fight.

Sometimes it helps as the enemy can never be sure of the unpredictability of such individuals. A bit like me perhaps, keep them guessing as it were.

Anyway, all when can say about Gordon Bennett is ‘Gordon Bennett!’, what a shambles.

Later on 11 February, with Japanese supplies running low, Yamashita attempted to bluff Percival, calling on him to “give up this meaningless and desperate resistance”. The fighting strength of the 22nd Brigade—which had borne the brunt of the Japanese attacks—had been reduced to a few hundred men and the Japanese had captured the Bukit Timah area, including the main food and fuel depots of the garrison. Wavell told Percival that the garrison was to fight on to the end and that there should not be a general surrender in Singapore. With the vital water supply of the reservoirs in the centre of the island threatened, the 27th Australian Brigade was later ordered to recapture Bukit Panjang as a preliminary move in retaking Bukit Timah. The counter-attack was repulsed by the Imperial Guards and the 27th Australian Brigade was split in half on either side of the Bukit Timah Road with elements spread as far as the Pierce Reservoir.

Hammer Shitter was playing ‘Call my bluff’ with Half a Purseheval on the beach. In the meantime the Ja Pan Knees had overrun the bucket seller’s place called Ty Ma, a house or shack on the beach (‘tŷ’ is house in Welsh).

It also appears they took over the rival bucket seller’s place called Pan Jan. No relation of Pan Demic I gather, who is selling the current buckets which are made by Covid 19, a Chinese firm allegedly.

They have holes in them like a colander and don’t hold water. Just like the propaganda from the governments nowadays. I say they can take their buckets and go Phuket (pronounced ‘phoo-kay, allegedly). Which is in Tie Land I believe.

Apparently the Austria Lions were split in half, with elephants (sic) as far as the pierced reservoir. Not surprisingly, the water supply was running low which is what happens when you have a hole in your bucket, let alone your reservoir.

The wave angel told Half a Purseheval that the general’s should not surrender or indeed run away and to call Hammer Shitter’s bluff.

My attack on Singapore was a bluff – a bluff that worked. I had 30,000 men and was outnumbered more than three to one. I knew that if I had to fight for long for Singapore, I would be beaten. That is why the surrender had to be at once. I was very frightened all the time that the British would discover our numerical weakness and lack of supplies and force me into disastrous street fighting.

So we see that Hammer Shitter was shit scared that the much larger Allied force would see that in fact the Ja Pan Knees were outnumbered and could be beaten hands down.

Same thing today of course in Ottawa and many other places where the ridiculous mandates are in operation. The elites like Turdeau and Mac Ron are trying to pretend they are bigger than they are, that they have more support.

They are not and they don’t. Do not be fooled. Hold the line.

– Tomoyuki Yamashita

The next day, as the situation worsened for the Commonwealth, they sought to consolidate their defences; during the night of 12/13 February, the order was given for a 28 mi (45 km) perimeter to be established around Singapore City at the eastern end of the island. This was achieved by moving the defending forces from the beaches along the northern shore and from around Changi, with the 18th Infantry Division being tasked to maintain control of the vital reservoirs and effecting a link up with Simmons’ Southern Area forces. The withdrawing troops received harassing attacks all the way back. Elsewhere, the 22nd Brigade continued to hold a position west of the Holland Road until late in the evening when it was pulled back to Holland Village.

As the Ja Pan Knees continued to invade, the Allies fell back to the Ho Land Village where the Ho’s lived. These were the ladies of, ahem, ill-repute shall we say.

On 13 February, Japanese engineers repaired the road over the causeway and more tanks were pushed across. With the Commonwealth still losing ground, senior officers advised Percival to surrender in the interest of minimising civilian casualties. Percival refused but tried to get authority from Wavell for greater discretion as to when resistance might cease. The Japanese captured the water reservoirs that supplied the town but did not cut off the supply. That day, military police executed Captain Patrick Heenan for espionage. An Air Liaison Officer with the British Indian Army, Heenan had been recruited by Japanese military intelligence and had used a radio to assist them in attacking Commonwealth airfields in northern Malaya. He had been arrested on 10 December and court-martialled in January. Heenan was shot at Keppel Harbour, on the southern side of Singapore and his body was thrown into the sea.

As we can see the Heenan was executed for the treasonous traitor he was. Not to be confused with Haman the Agagite of Old Testament infamy who was hung on his own gibbet.

The Australians occupied a perimeter of their own to the north-west around Tanglin Barracks, in which they maintained an all-round defence as a precaution. To their right, the 18th Division, the 11th Indian Division and the 2nd Malaya Brigade held the perimeter from the edge of the Farrar Road east to Kallang, while to their left, the 44th Indian Brigade and the 1st Malaya Brigade held the perimeter from Buona Vista to Pasir Panjang. For the most part, there was limited fighting around the perimeter, except around Pasir Panjang Ridge, 1 mi (1.6 km) from Singapore Harbour, where the 1st Malaya Brigade—which consisted of a Malayan infantry battalion, two British infantry battalions and a force of Royal Engineers—fought a stubborn defensive action during the Battle of Pasir Panjang. The Japanese largely avoided attacking the Australian perimeter but in the northern area, the British 53rd Infantry Brigade was pushed back by a Japanese assault up the Thompson Road and had to fall back north of Braddell Road in the evening, joining the rest of the 18th Infantry Division in the line. They dug in and throughout the night fierce fighting raged on the northern front.

The Austria Lions were in a tangle in some Baraks. These may have been Barak’s as in Old Testament fame.

Alternatively, these may have been the Baraks of the barmy, that well-known Irishman, Barak O’Barmy. There was a descendant of his became president of the USA a few years back I believe.

The following day, the remaining Commonwealth units fought on. Civilian casualties mounted as a million people crowded into the 3 mi (4.8 km) area still held by the Commonwealth and bombing and artillery-fire increased. The civilian authorities began to fear that the water supply would give out; Percival was advised that large amounts of water were being lost due to damaged pipes and that the water supply was on the verge of collapse.

Editor’s note: I am not sure why civilians were not evacuated much earlier. Surely this might have taken place earlier to reduce the pressure. But if you read this perhaps you will understand more of the issues.

Ultimately the Japanese military skills were underestimated and their advance through Malaya much quicker than was expected.

3.5      Alexandra Hospital massacre

A British lieutenant—acting as an envoy with a white flag—approached Japanese forces but was killed with a bayonet. After Japanese troops entered the hospital they killed up to 50 soldiers, including some undergoing surgery. Doctors and nurses were also killed. The next day about 200 male staff members and patients who had been assembled and bound the previous day, many of them walking wounded, were ordered to walk about 400 m (440 yd) to an industrial area. Those who fell on the way were bayoneted. The men were forced into a series of small, badly ventilated rooms where they were held overnight without water. Some died during the night as a result of their treatment. The remainder were bayoneted the following morning.

What can one say? The brutalisation of Japanese society caused this. Just research and find out if you wish. And if you make a man a god, in this case the Emperor Hirohito, that is what you end up with. They will not care for the people, the individuals who make up nation.

3.6      Fall of Singapore

Yamashita, the Japanese commander, laid the blame on the British “underestimating Japanese military capabilities” and Percival’s hesitancy in reinforcing the Australians on the western side of the island.

A classified wartime report by Wavell released in 1992 blamed the Australians for the loss of Singapore. According to John Coates, the report “lacked substance”, as whilst there had undoubtedly been ill-discipline in the final stages of the campaign—particularly among the poorly trained British, Indian and Australian reinforcements that were hurriedly dispatched as the crisis worsened—the 8th Australian Division had fought well and had gained the respect of the Japanese. At Gemas, Bakri and Jemaluang “they achieved the few outstanding tactical successes” of the campaign in Malaya and although the Australians made up 13 per cent of the British Empire’s ground forces, they suffered 73 per cent of its battle deaths. Coates argues that the real reason for the fall of Singapore was the failure of the Singapore strategy, to which Australian policy-makers had contributed in their acquiescence and the lack of military resources allocated to the fighting in Malaya.

In other words, the troops were lions led by donkeys, like the First World War. A pity then in the Covid 19 scamdemic Australian ‘troops’ as it were, the general populace, became donkeys led by donkeys. Until of course the troops started waking up and became lions again against their asses of leaders.

But one mustn’t forget that the Nazis/communists had a long term program to destabilise the world and the British Empire. Even now they are still at it, trying to destroy the Commonwealth, let alone the common wealth of the nations as a whole, the children of God.

4          Aftermath

4.1      Analysis

Churchill’s personal physician Lord Moran wrote

The fall of Singapore on February 15 stupefied the Prime Minister. How came 100,000 men (half of them of our own race) to hold up their hands to inferior numbers of Japanese? Though his mind had been gradually prepared for its fall, the surrender of the fortress stunned him. He felt it was a disgrace. It left a scar on his mind. One evening, months later, when he was sitting in his bathroom enveloped in a towel, he stopped drying himself and gloomily surveyed the floor: ‘I cannot get over Singapore’, he said sadly.

There have been criticisms of Moran over his version of events which were based on personal recollection only rather than detailed diaries. It suggests Churchill said that half of the force was of ‘our own race’.

How many times must I say that we, as humans, are all of the same race. It is a gross lie of the devil to say otherwise. He has his children, but they are scattered among the children of God.

4.2      Casualties

You can read about these your selves. It was a severe loss of men, perhaps the worst loss of the war, let alone all those defenceless civilians of whatever nationality.

4.3      Subsequent events

I suggest you just read these yourself if you wish, but briefly the surrendered troops and civilians suffered horrendously at the hands of the Japanese. The Japanese held Singapore until the war ended.

Summary

Had the soldiers had an inkling of their fate at the hands of the Japanese they would have no doubt fought tooth and nail to resist them. Better to die in the fight than to have been humiliated in the P.O.W. camps.

This gives some further information.

https://www.pacificatrocities.org/blog/pows-of-the-fall-of-singapore

I am not sure how many POWs actually died in captivity, but it seems like thousands and perhaps would have been the same as the number who might have died had they fought on. That would have been worth the price to stop the Japanese in their tracks and enable the Allies more breathing space as the USA gathered strength and impetus.

So whatever or whoever we are, all right-thinking people must all do what we can now against the evil elites who threaten the children of God with enslavement in a medical dystopia.

Yes the British failed the Chinese residents, but we expected fair play from the Japanese and they merely murdered and mistreated soldiers and civilians alike, whatever their nationality.

This is what happens when you worship a mere man as an Emperor, a god not to be questioned. It happened then it had happened before in history and history repeats itself; has to, nobody listens.

I hope we’re listening now.

And I hope that as a British man who is bright-ish or relatively bright, I can atone for the past in some way by telling you the truth today.

Author: alphaandomega21

Baldmichael Theresoluteprotector'sson. When not posting pages or paging posties, trying to be a good husband, and getting over a long term health issue, I am putting the world to rights. I have nothing better to do, so why not? But of course that includes dancing, being funny (in more than one sense), poking fun at life, poking fun at myself, deflating the pompous, reflating the sad. Seeking to heal the whole of the soul (and body where possible). In short making life as good as it possibly can be for others as well as myself. You can't say fairer than that. But if you can, please say. People need to know.

6 thoughts on “The Battle for Singapore or Fall of Singapore”

    1. Thank you, yes I did. If I did not I would just weep. I had no relatives injured or killed in WW2, but my grandfather fought in Italy and was at the Nuremberg trials.

      My father told me that my grandfather had nightmares for years as a result of the pictures he saw regarding the extermination camps.

      I have said it elsewhere that in wars it is those with the best words and songs who win, the best propaganda.

      And ridiculing the ridiculous evil ones will make them explode and destroy them eventually. In the process others wake up and they are saved as it were.

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  1. I have to say the section with the Gucci and shoes broke me up to the point I could not finish reading it. I will have to come back to it. You have a wonderful mind. It is all over the place!
    Thanks!

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  2. Dear noottkabear

    Yes, I do understand. Trying to follow my mind as it snakes all over the place is hard work. The thing is that when I do it, I stumble on some amazing truths hidden away.

    And, if I haven’t said it before, the key which I at last understood in 2020 at 60 years of age, is ‘Let him who has ears to hear, let him hear’. Or for you ‘Let her who has ears to hear, let her hear’. Listen to the phoenetics, the sounds as you say them out loud or in your mind, play with them and everything becomes clear.

    Do this with the Word of God in the Bible and you will find treasures for evermore.

    Yours, Baldmichael

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  3. Nicely done. I read quite a bit about the Australians during this time period. Many felt the same as what you reflected about leadership. Australia was being bled dry of manpower at exactly the moment of their greatest crisis. Ther are some who view this incident as the pivot point where they turned more towards the Americans than their ancestral connection with England. I was blessed to visit Perth Australia while stationed on my third submarine. The people were remarkable and the older folks we met loved the Yanks and remembered our close bond in the later part of the war. It was a remarkable visit.

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