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World War II, Part 1: The Invasion

Learn about the Japanese invasion in 1942, and the events leading up to the unexpected capitulation of "Fortress Singapore."

Visit WWII sites including the Kranji War Memorial, the landing beaches and battlefield sites on Singapore's North coast, and an amazing little treasure of a museum in Pasir Panjang, which commemorates the heroic last stand by the Malay Regiment in the last battle for Singapore.

The route we will take from Kranji to Pasir Panjang will be that taken by the Japanese troops as they overran the island. We will also pass by a number of other significant places such as the Last Defence Pillbox and the old Ford Factory, the site of the surrender of the Allies to the Japanese.

Noted battlefield archaeologist Jon Cooper will be a guest expert on the tour; he's the author of Tigers in the Park, a book that details life in Adam Park during WWII, and creator of the virtual museum,