Japan in WW2
What are the similarities between the Japanese attack on Pearl Habour and that of Malaya?
Asked in Japan in WW2, Singapore, History of Singapore
Did the Japanese attack Singapore from Malaya?
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Who was the first prime minister of independent malaya?
Why Japanese able to conquer Malaya in short time period?
Nominal British defenses extisted there. The real goal for even attacking Malaya was to get to Singapore. The british always though Singapore would be attackedd from the sea and they were prepared for such an attack. They thought to bring a subtantial army down through Malaya would be pretty much impossible. So the Japanese attacked from the morth where all the british fixed guns were pointing out to sea.