OCTOBER 13 1942 - 1945JAPANESE ARMY IN SINGAPORE ON THE WAY TO INDIA



Battle of Singapore
Part of the Pacific War (World War II)
Singaporesurrender.jpg
Lt Gen. Arthur Percival, led by a Japanese officer, walks under aflag of truce to negotiate the capitulation of Allied forces in Singapore, on 15 February 1942. It was the largest surrender of British-led forces in history.


                                                        Typical Jungle-equipped Japanese Infantryman.


                                       Lance-Corporal and Brigadier of the British 14th Army in Burma.
                                                                                     AND
                       INDIAN SOLDIERS FIGHTING JAPANESE UNDER BRITISH MASTERS :-
                                  


                                                                                           THE GRENADE




Indian Sikh soldiers somewhere in southeast Asia




Firefighters battle the results of a Japanese air raid on 8 February 1942.


Lt Gen. Yamashita (seated, centre) thumps the table with his fist to emphasise his terms – unconditional surrender. Lt Gen. Percival sits between his officers, his clenched hand to his mouth.

 

Surrendering troops of the Suffolk Regiment held at gunpoint by Japanese infantry.

Victorious Japanese troops marching through Fullerton Square



Men of the 11th East African Division (recruited from Kenya, Uganda, Nyasaland (Malawi), Tanginyika and Rhodesia) advance towards Kalewa, Burma, Jan. 1945.


Battle of Singapore
Part of the Pacific War (World War II)
Singaporesurrender.jpg
Lt Gen. Arthur Percival, led by a Japanese officer, walks under aflag of truce to negotiate the capitulation of Allied forces in Singapore, on 15 February 1942. It was the largest surrender of British-led forces in history.
Date8–15 February 1942
LocationSingapore, Straits Settlements
ResultDecisive Japanese victory, Japanese occupation of Singapore
Belligerents
Malaya Command:
India III Corps
Australia 8th Division
United Kingdom 18th Division
Malaysia Malay Regiment
Straits Settlements Straits Settlements Volunteer Force
 No. 232 Squadron
(limited involvement)
25th Army
Empire of Japan Imperial Guards
Empire of Japan 5th Division
Empire of Japan 18th Division
Empire of Japan 3rd Air Division
Empire of Japan Imperial Japanese Navy
Commanders and leaders
United Kingdom Arthur Percival (POW) Surrendered
Australia Gordon Bennett
United Kingdom Lewis Heath (POW)
United Kingdom Merton Beckwith-Smith (POW)
Japan Tomoyuki Yamashita
Japan Takuma Nishimura[1]
Japan Takuro Matsui
Japan Renya Mutaguchi
Strength
85,00036,000
Casualties and losses
134,500
9,500 killed
5,000 wounded
120,000 captured[2]
4,485
1,713 killed
2,772 wounded[3



British and Indian troops meet on the road between Imphal and Kohima, Apr. 1944.


Indian Sikh soldiers and members of the 81st West African Division "Black Tarantulas" (recruited from Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Gambia and the Gold Coast) mingle in India. The 81st would go into combat in Burma in Dec. 1943.[BRITISH WERE SCARED THAT INDIAN TROOPS WILL REVOLT AGAINST ENGLISH MASTERS ;SO MINGLED AND MIXED AFRICAN TROOPS WITH INDIAN TROOPS]