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Witness - The Fall of Singapore

In February 1942, Singapore fell to the Japanese. Tens of thousands of Commonwealth soldiers became prisoners of war. Most were set to work in prison camps across South East Asia.

In February 1942 when Singapore fell to Japanese forces, tens of thousands of Commonwealth soldiers became prisoners of war. They were sent to work in prison camps across South East Asia. Maurice Naylor was put to work building a railway bridge over a river in Thailand - the River Kwai. After World War Two ended, he typed up his memories of internment.

  • Broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 2:45PM Sun, 17 Feb 2013
  • Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
  • First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 2:45PM Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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  • Duration 15 minutes

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