The last Allied military troops crossed the Johore Straits and withdrew to Singapore via the Causeway on January 31 1942, after losing the Malayan mainland to the Japanese.
President Trump has threatened Iraq with sanctions and a bill for billions of dollars if American troops are forced to withdraw from the nation
Cambodian and Vietnamese netizens and key government officials pointed out that PM Lee’s Facebook post notably failed to mention the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge and their incursions into Southern Vietnam that forced Hanoi to invade in the first place.
He criticized the current Pakatan Harapan government for its benevolent approach to Singapore. He urged the government to cease its “verbal war” with Singapore, noting Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong’s recent remarks for peaceful negotiations, and instead “fight fire with fire”.
Seeing the Iraq War as a potential for diplomatic leverage, the Singapore Government publicly and vocally expressed its support for the invasion of Iraq.
With fewer and fewer WW2 veterans still alive, the link to the greatest generation is gradually slipping away with each passing year. The surviving few carry with them incredible tales of hardship, suffering and survival. One of them is a 98 year old British Army veteran, Fergus Anckon.