Saturday, 16 November 2013
On the waterfront at Labrador Park there are a number of machine gun pill boxes of which the one shown below is most prominent. They served as part of the costal defense strategy and similar pill boxes remain on Sentosa Island as well. A lot of these defenses were manned by the Malayan Volunteers but saw little direct action as the brunt of the invasion came from the North when the Japanese forces invaded Singapore from mainland Malaya.
Monday, 4 November 2013
The excavation project at Adam Park continues to receive good media coverage with another quality write up on the Straits Times today. It is a fascinating project and the search is on for eye witness accounts that can bring the research to life. One of Singapore's last battles before the fall.
Wednesday, 16 October 2013
Sunday, 6 October 2013
Tricia Gosling writes...read your site with much interest re the evacuations from Singapore. I'd like to see my mother's and my names added to the list of passengers on the FELIX ROUSSEL, 8th Feb? My mothers name was Hetty Giles (aged 19), my name is Patricia Giles (now Gosling). I was 3 months at the time. My father did not survive internment.
Monday, 22 July 2013
While running along Keppel Harbour on the weekend outside Vivo City I was encouraged to see a new plaque telling the story of the raids on Keppel Harbour by operation Jaywick and also a write up about the evacuation ships including mention of the Vyner Brooke. Very encouraging to see this history being preserved.
Came across this interesting documentary on UTube..."This landmark film by Paul Elston tells the incredible story of how it was the British who gave the Japanese the know how to take out Pearl Harbor and capture Singapore in the World War 2. For 19 years before the fall of Singapore in 1942 to the Japanese, British officers were spying for Japan. Worse still, the Japanese had infiltrated the very heart of the British establishment - through a mole who was a peer of the realm known to Churchill himself.This is a very rare documentary on the fall of Singapore in WW2 by BBC Two broadcasted in Northern Ireland only."