World: Singapore to God

"We are all in the hands of God, from Whom we can get comfort in our anxieties and strength to play the man and help one another in all the ordeals which are to come."

Almost as the words were spoken by Singapore's Governor Sir Shenton Thomas, the fast moving Japanese piled ordeal upon ordeal for the besieged island.

In daylight hours enemy bombers smashed at the artillery which, with outnumbered manpower, was Singapore's chief hope of salvation. After nightfall enemy fire knocked out the searchlights that had fingered the shoreline, alert for infiltration. From then until late moonrise the enemy landed secretly...

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