Friday, August 18, 2006

May the souls of fallen friends rest in peace

In the badly planned and poorly executed 70-day Malayan Campaign to defend Malaya from the invasion of Japanese fascists, hundreds of British, Australian and Indian troops sacrificed their lives as part of the united anti-fascist front. After Singapore fell on 15 February, 1942, the armed resistance to the 44-month occupation was taken over by Defend-Malaya-Resist-Japan People's War of the Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) and Malayan People's Anti-Japanese Army (MPAJA).

The topmost picture, taken from a Chinese-language archive in Kuala Lumpur, shows a graveyard in Taiping for some of the fallen friends of Malaya from Britain and Australia. May their souls rest in peace.

Malayan Campaign

Children of the Far East Prisoners of War


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