Episode 274-The End of British Malaya

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Posted On December 16, 2019

Bringing up the Australian 8th Infantry Division, it’s hoped these fresh troops can stop the Japanese 25th Army from taking Johore and thus capturing all of the Malayan Peninsula. Yet Percival and Wavell are already thinking of abandoning the peninsula and focusing on the island of Singapore. Even then, Churchill wants the island fortress held until there is protracted fighting among the ruins of Singapore City.

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