War and Military History
Japan in WW2
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Lim bo seng?
Asked in China in WW2, Singapore
What are facts about Singapore war hero Lim Bo Seng?
Asked in World War 2, Singapore, History of Singapore
Who were the war heroes in World War 2 in Singapore?
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Names of heroes?
Lim Bo Seng was one of the famous heroes in World War 2. During the time back then, he was one of the main leaders of Force 136. He recruited and trained many men to help him.He would also leave the jungle to spy on the Japanese in the cities and obtain food and medicine for his men. In March 1944, Lim Bo Seng and four other members of Force 136 were captured in Malaya and were imprisoned.The Japanese tortured him but he refused to give them any information about Force 136. Lim Bo Seng was often seen sharing his food with other prisoners . He soon fell ill due to lack of food and the unhealthy living conditions in the prison. He died on 29June1944 when he was only 35 years old.
Asked in History of Singapore, Singapore
Why is Lim Bo Seng famous and the best known war hero in Singapore?
How did lim bo seng died?
Already weakened by being tortured by the Japanese, he went on a hunger-strike to protest against the ill-treatment of his fellow-prisoners. He was then struck by dysentery, but was refused medical treatment. He was bundled up in an old blanket and left without food or water in an empty room meant for dying prisoners, and died three nights later. (Information from: "Lim Bo Seng - My Hero, My Friend" by Tan Chong Tee.) See http://ourstory.asia1.com.sg/war/lifeline/bond7.html