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  • 1. World War II by: Bani, Nageeb, and Zi Teng P5/1
  • 2. Contents
    • Singapore before World War II
    • During World War II
    • Singapore after World War II
    • Resources
  • 3. Chapter 1: Singapore before World War II
    • By the 1920s, Singapore had grown into a busy trading centre as more people had come to trade and settle here.
    • However, most of the people did not consider Singapore their homeland.
    • There were most interested in making a living and left Singapore under the rule of the British.
  • 4. Chapter 1: Singapore before World War II
    • Meanwhile, Japan had become a powerful country.
    • It had a strong army and was ambitious.
    • It wanted to conquer and control lands overseas.
    • The British were worried that Japan would attack the British colonies in Asia.
    • The British government discussed the building of the naval base in Singapore.
    • After much discussion, the British government finally decided to build a naval base in Singapore.
  • 5. Chapter 1: Singapore before World War II
    • The Chinese in Singapore refused to go to Japanese shops, doctors or even barbers.
    • The Chinese also prevented customers from entering shops selling Japanese goods and services.
    • Japanese goods were not allowed to be sold in Chinese shops.
    • Chinese traders who sold Japanese goods were not treated well by the people.
  • 6. Chapter 1: Singapore before World War II
    • Many Chinese in Singapore raised money to help China in the war against Japan.
    • Chinese women and children sold flowers, flags and matchboxes to raise funds.
    • Many rich merchants and ordinary workers also gave money to help China in the War against Japan.
    • Some Chinese men even went back to China to fight against the Japanese.
  • 7. Chapter 1: Singapore before World War II
    • The Singapore Naval Base was completed in 1938.
    • It had modern facilities to serve the largest ships in the world.
    • Britain decided that their warships would be based in Britain.
    • The warships would only sail to Singapore to protect the British colonies in Southeast Asia when they were threatened.
  • 8.
    • The British felt that Singapore was so strong that it would not be conquered.
    • The British also thought that enemy soldiers would find it difficult to move through the thick jungles of Malaya to reach Singapore.
    Chapter 1: Singapore before World War II
  • 9. Chapter 2:During World War II
    • World War II started in Europe in 1939.
    • The war began when Germany invaded Poland.
    • Britain and France joined Poland in the war against Germany.
    • The war quickly spread to many countries in Europe and North Africa.
  • 10. Chapter 2:During World War II
    • Actual fighting took place in the continents of Europe, Asia and Africa during World War II
    • While the European countries were fighting the war in Europe and North Africa, their colonies in Southeast Asia were not well-protected.
    • Japan decided to take the opportunity to attack countries Southeast Asia.
  • 11. Chapter 3:Singapore after the War
    • The war ends at 1945 before Singapore was free from the grip of the Japanese.
    • After the war, Richard Lim was appointed Prosecutor of Japanese war criminals on behalf of the Chinese community.
  • 12. Resources(Websites)
    • http:// www.evideo.edu.sg/programme.asp?id =856&subj=14&lvl=2
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8bIuN6Vbh0
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39rtTzFdrn0&feature=related
    • http://countrystudies.us/singapore/8.htm
  • 13. Resources(Encyclopedias)
    • http://school.ebonline.com/
    • http://www.highbeam.com/Default.aspx
    (While using an encyclopedia, you search for these keywords: ‘Singapore’ or ‘World War II’)
  • 14. Resources(Books)
    • P5 Social Studies Textbook
    • The Japanese: When I was ten/Written by: Arthur Lim/Call no.:J SING 959.5704092 LIM(NLB)
  • 15. You could also use this service! Email [email_address] , call 65 6332 3255 or Walk in to any of the following counters for advisory service, Monday to Sunday, 1 to 9 pm at Jurong Regional Library, Tampines Regional Library or Woodlands Regional Library
  • 16. Thank You for your attention! Good Bye!