A Splendid Little Colony: British Singapore 1819 - 1963


British troops surrendering to the Japanese


Soldiers from the Suffolk Regiment surrendering at gunpoint to the Japanese.

This iconic photograph vividly depicts the irony of the Japanese victory. The hapless and defeated European troops were often taller and bigger-built than their Asian counterparts. The shock of the moment can be seen in the eyes.


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