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Battle of Singapore
By FRANK WILLIAMS and MEG PARKES
A chapel in Java built by Allied POWs included national symbols, in which Winston Churchill was surreptitiously added under the noses of Japanese guards.
Tags: All Saints Church Jakarta, Andrew Atholl Duncan, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, Batavia, Battle of Java, Battle of Singapore, David Hillhouse, FEPOW, Frank Williams, Jakarta, Java, John Baxter, Meg Parkes, National Memorial Arboretum, Ronald Williams, Royal Artillery, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve, Tandjong Priok, Toc H, Winston S. Churchill, Zentsuji,
By CHRISTOPHER M. BELL
The fall of Singapore had been such a profound shock in 1942 that Churchill's reaction to Pownall’s explanation may have been more emotional than reasoned.
Tags: Archibald Wavell, Arthur Ernest Percival, Battle of Singapore, Christopher M. Bell, Hastings Ismay, Henry Pownall, Kra Isthmus, Malaya, Operation Matador, William Dobbie, Winston S. Churchill,