FALL OF SINGAPORE
On 15 February 1942, the British forces surrendered to the Japanese in the boardroom of Ford Motor Factory. Described by Winston Churchill as the ‘worst disaster and largest capitulation in British history’, this section highlights the events leading up to that fateful moment.
Gain fresh perspectives on the fall of Singapore through three intertwining narratives on Japanese aggression, British defences and how civilians in Singapore were caught up in the larger forces of imperial struggle and war.
Step back in time in the boardroom of Ford Motor Factory where Lieutenant-General Arthur E. Percival of the British forces surrendered on 15 February 1942. Through the use of archival footages and records, visitors are able to witness the events leading up to the surrender.