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World War 2


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World War 2

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