The Fall Of Singapore As A Major Turning Point In Ww2

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Fall Of Singapore Major turning point for the Axis in WW2.


The fall of Singapore is widely viewed as a major turning point in WW2. Because of vulnerability to invasion Australia had felt after the British naval base had fallen. The strong belief that the base would put a halt to Japan's conquering throughout the Southern pacific region. the weakened relationship between Australia and Britain, and the use of Australian soldiers as prisoners of war (POW).

The fall of Singapore (8th February 1942). Was a battle fought at a British naval base located in Kuala Lumpur (Singapore). Fought between Britain supported by Australia representing the ally's …show more content…

At the time the base in Singapore was viewed as an impenetrable base in the pacific region. It was believed that Japan would not be able to continue moving forward with their invasion if they tried attacking the naval base. So once Japan had invaded the naval base and won, the idea morale throughout the allied forces was crushed. Brittanica (https://www.britannica.com/event/World-War-II/The-fall-of-Singapore) suggests that the morale had been so badly crushed due to the fact that not only was the fall of Singapore was a major loss for the allies, Japan had also invaded and captured Java as well right after. Views throughout Australia consisted of the thought that Japan was an unstoppable force especially now that the Singapore navy base had fallen Australia had no connections to the allies and everyone believed they were vulnerable to invasion because of this fact. This is how the fall of Singapore consequently led to the loss of morale throughout the Allied forces because their strongest naval base was taken down so soundly by the Japanese’s

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