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Singapore 1942: End Of Empire
End Of Empire
Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  February 17, 2012
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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Contrary to popular belief, the war in the Pacific commenced with Japanese air attacks against Hong Kong, Malaya and Singapore. Ninety-five minutes before America's Pearl Harbor was infamously bombed by Japanese aircraft on December 7, 1941, Britain's territories in the 'Far East' had already been attacked from the air. Just two months later, on February 15, 1942, the world watched in disbelief as the victorious Imperial Japanese Army marched into Singapore. It was Japan's greatest victory and Britain's worst defeat in World War II..
The final episode tells the story of the creation of the new nations of Singapore and Malaysia that rose from the ashes of the turmoil. Shot in key locations, the program includes first-hand accounts of surviving soldiers, airmen and nurses from the front line. Fundamental to the documentary are civilian Malaysian and Singaporean eyewitnesses.

Contrary to popular belief, the war in the Pacific commenced with Japanese air attacks against Hong Kong, Malaya and Singapore. Ninety-five minutes before America's Pearl Harbor was infamously bombed by Japanese aircraft on December 7, 1941, Britain's territories in the 'Far East' had already been attacked from the air. Just two months later, on February 15, 1942, the world watched in disbelief as the victorious Imperial Japanese Army marched into Singapore. It was Japan's greatest victory and Britain's worst defeat in World War II..
The final episode tells the story of the creation of the new nations of Singapore and Malaysia that rose from the ashes of the turmoil. Shot in key locations, the program includes first-hand accounts of surviving soldiers, airmen and nurses from the front line. Fundamental to the documentary are civilian Malaysian and Singaporean eyewitnesses.

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