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However, British involvement in World War Two (1939-1945) affected Singapore very badly. Japan, which had launched attacks on China, took advantage of the turmoil in Europe to attack the European colonies in Southeast Asia.

In early 1942, Japanese forces invaded Singapore and forced the British forces to surrender on 15 February. Under Japanese rule, the people lived in fear and terror.

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Written by victorkoo

8 December, 2008 at 1:00 pm

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