Tuesday, 8 July 2014
Extracted from Captivity, Slavery and Survival as a Far East POW, reproduced by permission of Pen and Sword Books.
Thursday, 3 July 2014
The Adam Park project continues to make some incredible discoveries on the site of one of the fiercest battles of the Singapore campaign. Jon Cooper has kept an incredible record of the excavations on the TAPP facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AdamParkProject
Friday, 20 June 2014
Saturday, 10 May 2014
Monday, 24 March 2014
Sunday, 23 March 2014
Saturday, 8 March 2014
fiercest fighting during the whole campaign that included house to house fighting. The site is not only a fascinating battle site that is being surveyed and excavated (as an example over 650 bullets alone have been found so far in addition to a wide range of military related equipment) but the estate also become a prisoner of war camp for 200 POWs after the fall of Singapore. The site has remained mostly unchanged since the war.
Over 30 members and family's started the event with a lunch at 7 Adam Park which coincidently was the original Battalion HQ during the battle. Over lunch we had the opportunity to browse through artefacts from the estate, maps, photos and books related to the battle. Our resource was the fascinating and energetic Jon Cooper who is leading the survey and excavation of the the battle site and compiling its story. Jon was recently featured in the History Channel "Hidden Cities" program about his work as well as many other local and foreign publications.
During lunch and straight after during the presentation overview of this historical site members were introduced to two actors in original period costume who shared their insights of what it would have been like to be a soldier on both sides during the battle and how their uniforms ammunition and fighting equipment tallied with some of the discovered artefacts on the battle site.
Saturday, 15 February 2014
Saturday, 8 February 2014
Today marks the anniversary when Japanese forces attacked the North West side of Singapore after a heavy and sustained artillery barrage. A week later Singapore surrendered. The Straits Times ran an article yesterday of Singapore's WW2 related tours.