The fall of Singapore and the capture of 15,000 Australian troops by the invading Japanese Army in February 1942 is Australia’s greatest military defeat. These soldiers along with over 100,000 other prisoners of war were marched to the infamous Changi internment camp and later worked and died on the Burmese railways.
Historian Peter Ewer takes a fresh look at the events leading up to the disaster from the viewpoints of politicians, generals and ordinary soldiers using previously unseen archival material and explains how this catastrophe was allowed to happen.
Thursday 7 November, 6.30pm
Free, but bookings necessary. Call 8325 1925.