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Why did the British fail to defend Singapore?

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Many of the senior officers were incompetent and very ignorant. Steeped in racism, they assumed that the Japanese were a bit of a joke as soldiers. The main reason in my opinion is because the British were told to retreat when necessary but they mistook it and retreated before the Japanese came.

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