World War 2
History of Singapore

Why did the British fail to defend Singapore?

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2009-04-13 06:57:54

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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