Sunday, March 19, 2017
Singapore WW2 II.
Yet again still more extracts with my commentary WW2 headlines from:
"THE NEW YORK TIMES
COMPLETE WORLD WAR II
The Coverage of the Entire Conflict"
Headlines: "COVERAGE from the BATTLE FIELD to the HOME FRONT"
FEBRUARY 15, 1942
"10 WEEKS OF PACIFIC WAR SHOW JAPAN UNCHECKED"
"Tottering Singapore Given Foe Access to Rich Indies And Indian Ocean"
By Hanson W. Baldwin
"WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 - - Ten weeks ago today at Pearl Harbor the Japanese won their first major victory of the war. Last week, as thousands of fanatical little fighters swarmed across the Johore Strait onto Singapore Island they had won their second great victory . . .
FEBRUARY 16, 1942
"Tokyo Claims Toll of 32 Allied Vessels South of Singapore"
By JAMES MacDONALD
Special Cable to The New York Times
"LONDON, Feb. 15 - - Singapore has fallen. The long dreaded news that the key British base of the Pacific and Indian Oceans would be captured by the Japanese - - a major reverse clearly foreseen many days ago - - was announced tonight by Winston Churchill"
SINGAPORE WW2 RATED AS THE WORST DEFEAT IN ALL OF BRITISH MILITARY HISTORY!!
Those attacking Japanese troops out-numbered, running low on rations and ammunition but nonetheless prevailing.
HEY! WHAT HAPPENED? BEFORE 7 DECEMBER 1941 ALL IN SINGAPORE WAS FINE. SO WHAT TRANSPIRED THAT WENT SO WRONG?