Fall of Singapore, The
Companion piece to `The Burma Railway' from the same production team, dealing with the prior event of the fall of Singapore to the Japanese in February 1942, during WWII.
One of the worst allied disasters of the war, over 18,000 Australians were involved and most of them were captured in the campaign. Many were left with the feeling that they had never been given a chance to do a proper job. The price that they paid was three and a half years as prisoners of war. The story is told largely by Australians who were there, officers and men, with tales of great heroism and great tragedy. Narrated by Phillip Hinton, who also narrated `The Burma Railway', the program covers events from the cheerful moments of joining up, through training and embarkation, to the awesome realisation that the peninsula and island were lost.
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