Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Remnants of battlefields in Singapore

There are several key battle sites in Singapore that have been well documented in the many books published on the fall of Singapore. Occasionally remnants of war are uncovered in Singapore including an unexploded bomb found during building excavations on Sentosa island in 2007 that was widely reported in the local press. On a recent search in the Adam Road area which was the scene of one of the key battles that took place close to the former combined military headquarters at Sime road I found a number of artifacts related to the battle including several .308 shell casings and bullet heads. Thanks to Mike Ford who identified the shell casing as being made by the Dominion Cartridge Company of Canada in 1940. The headstamp shows it is “DC 40 303 VIIZ”.

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