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9th February 1942: The attack on Singapore begins - the Plymouth Argylls at Bukit Timah One of the boy-buglers from the Prince of Wales. He was then “nearly fifteen.” “On the night the Japs invaded the island everything went haywire,” he said. “During the fighting a Jap sniper who had been hiding up a tree jumped down on me and wounded me in the wrist with his bayonet. I couldn’t stick him myself, so I called the sergeant, who finished him off.

Men of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders training with a Lanchester six-wheeled armoured car in the Malayan jungle, 13 November

SINGAPORE, 1941-07. NEW LORRIES SENT FROM AUSTRALIA ARE WHEELED TO LINES OF A TRANSPORT UNIT BY AIF MEN.

SINGAPORE, 1941-07. NEW LORRIES SENT FROM AUSTRALIA ARE WHEELED TO LINES OF A TRANSPORT UNIT BY AIF MEN.

Japanese officer of the 5th infantry division sergeant saito leading his man (singapore, 1942)

Japanese officer of the infantry division sergeant saito leading his man (singapore, pin by Paolo Marzioli

#Singapore #WWII — SARIMBUN BEACH LANDING: A party of Japanese troops land on Singapore, February 1942

A party of Japanese troops land on Singapore, February 1942

A soldier's bayonet glistens in the rain during a homecoming parade for The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (5 SCOTS) parade in Dumbarton, Scotland.    Soldiers of 5 SCOTS paraded through a very wet Dumbarton following their emotional homecoming from an operational tour in Afghanistan.    Photographer: Mark Owens

A soldier's bayonet glistens in the rain during a homecoming parade for The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (5 SCOTS) parade in Dumbarton, Scotland. Soldiers of 5 SCOTS paraded through a very wet Dumbarton following their emotional homecoming from an operational tour in Afghanistan. Photographer: Mark Owens

2nd Lothians and Border Horse Staghound Armoured Car.

Lothians and Border Horse Staghound Armoured Car.

JAPANESE PRISONERS OF WAR AT WORK IN SINGAPORE

SE Former Australian prisoners of war and local civilians watch Japanese prisoners of war filling in trenches in the grounds of the Municipal Building in Singapore

Humber Light Reconnaissance Cars Mk IIIA of No. 2806 Armoured Car Squadron RAF Regiment near Eindhoven, the Netherlands, 1944-1945

CL Two Humber light reconnaissance cars of No. 2806 Armoured Car Squadron RAF Regiment acting as a forward observation post close to the Wilhelmina Canal near Eindhoven Holland

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Invading Japanese on Singapore 1942

British soldier with fixed bayonet, First World War, 1914-1918.

Bayonet's where not knew to WWI but played an important role. Bayonets were mainly used in close quarter combat in trench battles. This pin shows a german soldier with his fixed bayonet ready for battle.

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