Singapore Island Defences in the 1930s

The defence of the Pacific region rested on investment plans to the port facilities and dockyards at Singapore. New Zealand even went so far as to help pay for the upgrade to the facilities to help ensure that a Royal Naval rescue force could come to the region if required. Unfortunately, the impressive plans were incrementally reduced and corners were cut in the stringent period of the 1030s depression years.


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by Stephen Luscombe