Why did the
Japanese invade
Singapore in the
end?
British
• Attitude
– They were overconfident and proud
– They underestimated the Japanese and think that their
war equipme...
• Leadership
– General Percival lead the British troops. He was not
experience in war. The generals disagree with each oth...
Japanese
• Attitude
– They were determined and resilient to invade Singapore so
that they can redeem their resources again...
– They used movable tanks so that they can move about in
the jungles
• Strategies and trainings
– The Japanese used intell...
– The Japanese troops were well-trained in the
jungles. They cycled through the forest in Malaya
with bicycles
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Secondary 2 History-Why did the Japanese Invade Singapore in the End?

  1. 1. Why did the Japanese invade Singapore in the end?
  2. 2. British • Attitude – They were overconfident and proud – They underestimated the Japanese and think that their war equipment in the army force, navy force and air force was low-graded – Their attitude on their top-quality war equipment caused them to underestimate the military strength of the Japanese which made them relax and stop preparing for the war
  3. 3. • Leadership – General Percival lead the British troops. He was not experience in war. The generals disagree with each other which made the British leadership very weak • War equipment – The British used old and old-fashion airplanes known as flying coffins – They used anti-tank guns which were not effective against the Japanese tanks
  4. 4. Japanese • Attitude – They were determined and resilient to invade Singapore so that they can redeem their resources again. They also want to become rich and powerful • Leadership – General Tomoyuki Yamashita lead the Japanese troops. He is experienced in war because he had fought with China before. This cause their leadership to be strong • War Equipment – The used better quality and modern aircraft known as the Zero Fighters
  5. 5. – They used movable tanks so that they can move about in the jungles • Strategies and trainings – The Japanese used intelligence service which is to study the British’s strategies to plan their defense. The intelligent agents were placed everywhere on the island. They even got pictures of the road, railway and military locations – Some even disguised themselves as waiters so that they can observe the British officers
  6. 6. – The Japanese troops were well-trained in the jungles. They cycled through the forest in Malaya with bicycles

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