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Topic: Battle of Malaya

  Invasion of Malaya: Overview
On the west coast of Malaya, No 21 Squadron RAAF at Sungei Patani suffered devastating air raids and by the evening of 8 December both Sungei Patani and Kota Bharu airfields had been evacuated.
The battle for Gemas raged that night and next day and on the afternoon of 15 January the Japanese called in aircraft and tanks and the Australians withdrew.
On 15 January 1942, the 45th Indian Brigade on the west coast, defending the line of the Muar River, was also involved in a battle with the veteran Japanese Imperial Guards Division.
www.ww2australia.gov.au /japadvance/malaya.html   (987 words)

  Battle of Malaya - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Malaya was a conflict between a Commonwealth army, comprised of British, Indian, Australian and Malays from the Federated Malay States forces, and the Japanese Imperial Army from December 8, 1941 until January 31, 1942 during the Second World War.
The battle, centred around the Gemensah Bridge, proved costly for the Japanese, who suffered up to 600 casualties but the bridge itself, which had been demolished during the fighting, was repaired within six hours.
As the Japanese attempted to outflank the Australians to the west of Gemas, one of the bloodiest battles of the campaign began on January 15 on the peninsula's the West coast near the Muar River.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Malaya   (1569 words)

 British Malaya - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
British Malaya loosely described a set of states on the Malay Peninsula that were colonized by the British from the 18th and the 19th until the 20th century.
Instead, British Malaya was comprised of the Straits Settlements, the Federated Malay States and the Unfederated Malay States.
Malaya was also one of the most profitable British protectorates, being the world's largest producer of tin and later rubber.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_Malaya   (3402 words)

 The Battle of the Skagerrak (Jutland)
In the later phases of the battle we were, as a rule, no longer able to tell to which enemy ship we were opposed, and I cannot therefore say with any certainty when we engaged Beatty's four battle-cruisers again, or if we ever did so.
THE previous phases of the battle had been a glorious progress from one triumph to another.
Commander Scheibe, in his description of the battle, describes this attack as follows: " The battle-cruisers, temporarily under the command of the Captain of the Derfflinger, while Admiral Hipper was changing ship, now hurled themselves recklessly against the enemy line, followed by the destroyers.
www.wtj.com /archives/hase_03.htm   (2597 words)

 Military History Online
The Japanese Conquest of Malaya and Singapore 1941-1942
The III Indian Corps was in Malaya, including the 9th and 11th divisions, and the 28th and 45th brigades.
However, in the Malaya campaign the Japanese were able to stay right behind the retreating British, never giving them time to catch their breath.
www.militaryhistoryonline.com /wwii/articles/singapore.aspx   (7695 words)

 The Destruction of Force Z (David Llewellyn James)
battle - one of the most critical naval actions of the Twentieth Century - as much as any event presaged the dissolution of the British Empire and the end of European supremacy in the East.
The Battle of the Philippine Sea, 19-20 June 1944
The Battle for Leyte Gulf, 23-26 October 1944
www.angelfire.com /fm/odyssey/z.htm   (156 words)

 Jack Gower, HMS Malaya and the Battle of Jutland, 1916
The Fifth Battle Squadron consisted of the mighty Barham, Valiant, Warspite and Malaya.
Malaya was at first very lucky and although shells were falling all round and the ship deluged in spray, she wasn't hit much.
Despite all the alarums and hits, the second distinct phase of the battle of Jutland, subsequently known as the Run to the North, was characterized by the almost miraculous survival of the Fifth Battle Squadron.
www.oswild.org /hobnob/family/john/jutland.html   (6677 words)

 Ralph's Story - World War 2 - Royal Navy Prince of Wales and Repulse
As northern and central Malaya were over-run the Japanese air force increased its bombing and the effect could clearly be seen in the barracks.
Malaya was a country of two road systems, one in the west where the roads were fairly well metalled and could take heavy traffic, and the other in the east was nothing more than a series of jungle tracks unsuitable for mechanised vehicles.
Bicycles were very popular in Malaya and when the Japanese began to advance down the peninsula they soon realised how easy it was to confiscate them.
www.ralphrobson.co.uk /ralph7.htm   (3033 words)

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The Japanese forces were superior in close air support, armour, co-ordination, tactics and experience as the Japanese units had fought in China, unlike the British forces that consisted of mostly young men who were conscripted and did not receive much training.
In less than two months, the Battle for Malaya had ended in defeat for the British and resulted in their retreat from the Malaya Peninsular.
The retreat from the Malaya Peninsular marked the end of the Battle of Malaya and the beginning of the Battle of Singapore as the Japanese now focused their attention onto the fortress island.
www.freewebs.com.cob-web.org:8888 /rvhscyberfair/famous-events_battle_of_malaya.htm   (379 words)

 Simviation Combat Flight Simulator 2
A Mission collection for CFS2 "Battle of Japan"(1) by Yoshi Battle in the Japanese mainland of the Japanese air force reproduced with this Mission Collection.
From the battle aginst the Doollittle bomber group in 1942, to the battle of the day of the end of a war on August 15, 1945.
Battle of Malaya, Battle of the Rennel Island, Attack on Wake Island, Sink the Lexington...etc..
www.simviation.com /cfs2missions2.htm   (575 words)

 Battle - Related Programs at Programsdb.com : Contra World Challenge II, Hyperspace Invader, Atomic Cannon, 1942 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-02)
An apocalyptic Los Angeles in the year 2029 with nuclear fallout, a skyline of ruins, and the constant distant throbbing of war.
You castle is under constant attack from specially trained battle animals: angry hares, mad kamikazes, nasty moles, bears-thugs.
Replay the German unsuccessfull attempt to capture Moscow, followed by the Russian counter-offensive that denied the German any chance to conclude the eastern war that year.
www.programsdb.com /related/Battle.html   (696 words)

 Malaya, 1941-1942, Second World War
Note: British battle honours were published in separate regimental lists between 1957 and 1960.
Malaya Command 08-12-41, by Kevin Prenger et al.
The War in Malaya, by Lt General A E Percival, Extract from his official report to the government 1946
www.regiments.org /wars/20ww2/malaya.htm   (321 words)

 1/19 RNSWR - WW2
The 2nd/1st Bn was awarded the Battle Honours NORTH AFRICA 1940-41, BARDIA, and CAPTURE OF TOBRUK for this campaign.
The Bn arrived in Malaya as part of the 22nd Bde of the 8th Div.
The 2nd/19th Bn was awarded the Battle Honour SINGAPORE ISLAND for this battle.
www.defence.gov.au /ARMY/1_19RNSWR/ww2.htm   (763 words)

 Battle for Australia Index
Returning from the Battle of Isurava, soldiers of the 39th Australian Infantry Battalion trudge through deep mud on the hellish Kokoda Track.
Who has not only supported my proposal to commemorate the Battle for Australia since 1995, but has also patiently endured the thousands of hours expended on research, writing this history, and the creation of this complex web-site.
Subject to the foregoing, the author of this web-site will permit use of not more than 300 words of his text provided that the source is acknowledged.
www.users.bigpond.com /battleforaustralia/index2.html   (755 words)

 Never Forgotten
The poorly equipped RAF had been ordered out of Malaya and Singapore, and without adequate air support, the navy’s only two ships that could have made any difference were easily sunk by the Japanese Navy Air Arm.
Allied forces in Malaya and Singapore on December 1, 1941 were as follows - 19,000 British, 15,000 Australian, 37,000 Indian Army - including the 11th Division which was largely made up of British soldiers trained in India, and 17,000 Malay Volunteers.
The sad part is that many of those old soldiers have died believing that what Churchill said was true, and also that subsequent generations have been deprived of the knowledge and the truth about the Battle of Malaya and Singapore.
www.powtaiwan.org /singapore.html   (998 words)

 Jitra December 1941, Malaya
Introduction: The Battle of Jitra was the first major engagement fought between the invading Japanese and British forces in Malaya.
The actual battle was fought from 11-12 Dec 1941.
In our campaign, the battle was fought on 12 Dec for a full day and into the night.
members.tripod.com /napnuts/jitra_game01.htm   (183 words)

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Battle of Midway- First major defeat for the Japanese Navy when their invasion fleet was ambushed by three carriers {Enterprise, Yorktown and Hornet] while preparing to attack and invade Midway Island.
Although the Americans lost a carrier [USS Lexington CV-2], the battle on 7,8,9 May 1942, was considered a victory since it slowed the Japanese advance against Australia and severely damaged two Japanese carriers that were thence unable to participate in the Midway attack.
Most Americans were from the 131st Field Artillery (The Lost Battalion), survivors of sunken ships from sea battles in the Java and Coral Seas, Commonwealth refugees from Malaya and the NEI Armed Forces.
www.mansell.com /glossary.html   (4008 words)

The battle for Malaya and Singapore lasted 70 days; the Japanese had thought it would take a hundred..Total Allied casualties in the entire Malayan campaign were 67,340 Indian, 38,496 British, 18,490 Australian, and 14,382 local volunteer troops (of this total of 138,708 about 130,000 were prisoners).
May 4-8, 1942: The Battle of the Coral Sea was the first naval battle in which the participants never saw the enemy (carrier aircraft were solely involved in the attacks).
The battle of the North Atlantic was effectively and decisively ended in favor of the Allies.
www2.bc.edu /~heineman/chronology2.html   (21323 words)

 Malaya Under Attack
The Japanese overran allied defences in the Kota Bharu region and infiltrated Kuala Lipis, Kuala Trengganu and Kuantan.
However, because few wounded had been evacuated out of Malaya since the beginning of the campaign, the beds were nearly all occupied.
The medical services had deteriorated to such an extent that Brigadier C.H. Stringer, commander of the medical services for the Malaya Force, recommended to Lieutenant General Percival on the 11th of February that from a medical standpoint it would be wise to capitulate immediately before the outbreak of malaria and hygiene-related diseases became uncontrollable.
www.postcolonialweb.org /singapore/history/hospital/ah4.html   (491 words)

 HMS Malaya
Battleship website dedicated to the history of HMS Malaya from launch to participation in major wars also notice board for families of ex-crew of HMS Malaya.
He took part in the battle of Jutland and as can be seen from the photo was a ships carpenter and diver.
On the back is written that the vessel had collided with HMS Malaya of Leixoes (North Portugal) due to dense fog but was still able to proceed to the UK for repairs.
www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk /malaya.htm   (2167 words)

 Battleship Massachusetts at Battleship Cove.
In the Pacific, the Japanese dealt severe blows to the United States and Great Britain, capturing the Philippines, Malaya, and Indonesia, and threatening Britain's crown jewel, India.
In mid-1941, Germany captured the Balkans and Greece, and German armies in Africa threatened Egypt and Britain's short route to India, the Suez Canal.
For the complete, printer-friendly history of the Battle of Casablanca, follow this link.
www.battleshipcove.org /bb59-casablanca.htm   (289 words)

By the start of the Second World War Malaya was supplying half the world's natural rubber and more than half its tin ore and was one of the most important economic and strategic territories in the British Empire.
The peninsula was defended by 88,000 troops (Malayan, Indian, Australian and British) under the command of General Arthur Percival.
This left the Japanese Navy in control of the sea and it was able to provide the Japanese Army with the necessary supplies to win the battle with the Allied forces on Malaya.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /2WWmalaya.htm   (657 words)

 Warfleet.net | Home of Enigma: Rising Tide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-02)
By the time the battle ended, Great Britain had lost the battlecruisers Lion, Indefatigable, Queen Mary, Invincible, and the armored cruisers Black Prince, Warrior, and Defense.
In addition, the battleships of the 5th Battle Squadron, Malaya, Barham, Warspite, and Valiant, surrendered to German forces after suffering terrible damage and loss of life.
A detailed description of the battle will be forthcoming as soon as that information becomes available.
www.warfleet.net /history/radio_jutland.htm   (388 words)

 1/700 British Battleship Prince of Wales Battle of Malaya
In October she was deployed to South-East Asia to fortify the important British post of Singapore.
However, her short career of a mere 9 months came to a dramatic end when intercepted by Japanese bombers in what was to be known as the "Battle of Malaya".
Tamiya is proud to add the Prince of Wales as she stood during this historic naval battle to our high quality Water Line Series.
www.tamiya.com /english/products/31615prince/index.htm   (413 words)

 World War II: The Pacific - World History/U.S. History lesson plan (grades 9-12) - DiscoverySchool.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-02)
Students should consider the world view of the Japanese (they thought of themselves as samurai, or warriors), the Battle in Malaya and the Death March of Bataan, as well as the internment of Japanese-Americans and the Battle of Midway.
Definition:After a major battle between the Allies and the Japanese that took place in the Philippines in May 1942, the Allies surrendered and were made to march five to ten days, or about 100 kilometers.
Context: The British defeat at the Battle of Malaya was due to a shortage of ammunition, food, and supplies, as well as inadequate air support.
school.discovery.com /lessonplans/programs/worldwarII   (817 words)

 TIME.com: Across the Causeway -- Feb. 9, 1942 -- Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-02)
For a few hours one brilliantly moonlit night last week a strip of granite and concrete, 1,153 yards long and 20 yards wide, was the safety valve of the British Empire.
The Battle of Malaya was lost; the Battle of Singapore was about to begin.
Between the two battles there lay only the narrow strip connecting Johore and Singapore Island, known as the Causeway.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,777577,00.html   (716 words)

 Wargame: Soldiers of Empires, 1942 Campaign for Malaya, Battle for Moscow, ...
Wargame: Soldiers of Empires, 1942 Campaign for Malaya, Battle for Moscow,...
It uses classic rules like hexes, ZOC's, combat odds, supply, multi-steps units, reinforcements, air support, naval movement, amphibious assaults, fog of war, rail movement, etc. There is one full campaign scenario that lasts for up to 21 turns.
Replay the German unsuccessfull attempt to capture Moscow in late 1941, followed by the Russian counter-offensive that denied the German any chance to conclude the eastern war that year.
www.criticalfiles.com /free/wargame   (387 words)

 BBC NEWS | Scotland | Malaya veterans win medal battle
Veterans who fought in Malaya in the 1950s have won their fight to wear a medal for their service.
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell has expressed disappointment that there will still be some occasions where the medal cannot be worn.
He said: "Hundreds of veterans from the south of Scotland made a brave contribution to the war in Malaya and Borneo and they have gone unrecognised for too long because of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office rulebook.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/scotland/4673268.stm   (372 words)

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