posted on Feb, 14 2022 @ 02:18 AM
The genesis of Japan's victory came in December 1941 when its forces decided to attack Singapore from Malaysia and not the sea on the same day they
launched their attack on the US naval base Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.
Richard Wood, the author of the article, ignores the international dateline. Under General Yama#a, the Japanese invasion of Malaysia was a combined
operation involving air, naval and ground forces that began December 8, 1941.
Moreover, Yama#a's forces took the approach of amphibious operations in Northern Malaysia and the more direct route of moving land forces through
Nor was the initial avenues taken by enemy forces a surprise to the British. In a less known historical twist: In 1936 - 37, Percival was stationed
in Singapore. Upon analysing the matter of Singapore defences, he concluded that the threats would come from landings in Northern Malaysia and through
Thailand. Therefore, the soundest defence of Singapore rested with the RAF and ground forces in Northern Malaysia.
Interestingly, Major General William Dobbie, the General Officer Commanding Malaysia, supported his conclusions. But the civilian colonial order
laboured under the belief that Malaysia and Singapore acted as an impregnable fortress. As a result, they ignored or sought to obstruct any efforts to
improve local defences.
Lastly, such basic factual errors concerning a well documented historical event is a sign of why there is no reason for anybody to trust mainstream