Singapore 1942: End of Empire

Singapore 1942: End of Empire
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Episode 1
In 1941, the Japanese Imperial Army invades Malaya. The battle hardened Japanese forces quickly push Commonwealth troops - English, Indians, Australians, Scots, Chinese and Malays - south towards the key…
Episode 2
Japanese Imperial Army soldiers pour onto Singapore Island under the skilful command of General Yamashita. They quickly break through a flimsy line of raw Australian troops, outmanoeuvre General Percival and…

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