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Education and Community Awareness for the
Anzac Centenary

75th Anniversary of the Fall of Singapore
On 15 February 1942, Singapore fell to the Japanese after a fiercely fought campaign in Malaya. In the worst defeat ever suffered by the British army, more than 130,000 British and dominion troops became prisoners of war, including some 15,000 Australians- AWM 134903
Commemorating
February 1942
75th Anniversary of the Fall of Singapore
Bombing attack: The British transport ship Empress of Asia is extensively damaged after a bombing attack by Japanese aircraft. Nearly all weapons and equipment was lost in the attack – AWM P01604.001
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February 1942
75th Anniversary of the Fall of Singapore
Patrol: Australian Infantry Forces gunners with a two-pounder anti-tank gun search the skies above the Johore Causeway - AWM 012449
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February 1942
75th Anniversary of the Fall of Singapore
Shipwrecked: Survivors crowd a lifeboat after the Japanese bombed and sank their ship, the Shu Kwong –AWM P021000.001
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February 1942
75th Anniversary of the Fall of Singapore
Prisoner: A group of Australian and British troops, possibly prisoners of war – AWM P01443.052
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February 1942
75th Anniversary of the Fall of Singapore
Nurses: Group portrait of three nursing sisters of the 2/4th Casualty Clearing Station, 8th Australian Division. The nurses later survived the sinking of the ship the Vyner Brook – AWM 120519
February 1942
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