Footage of the Japanese army from the Battle of Singapore (and Malaya)

This “Romano Archive” footage uploaded in 2013, features Japanese manoeuvres in Malaya.

You see Japanese troops making amphibious landings, trudging through mud, engaged in bridge construction at Sungei Bekok (Johor), engage in lots of artillery action as they bombard distant targets, there is Yamashita at a field camp, infantry movement through rubber plantations and belly crawls under arti fire.

It ends poignantly with Japanese tanks rolling past the statue of Sir Stamford Raffles into Singapore city, Yamashita and other senior Japanese officers walking and troops cheering “banzai!”

Learn more:
The Battle of Singapore, 8 – 15 Feb 1942, see Infopedia

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