Monday, May 4, 2015

SINGAPORE ~The Battle Box ~

...Nice postcard showings one of Singapore's World War II most historic landmarks. ... Thanks ?????
The Battle Box at Fort Canning is one of the most important World War II sites in Singapore. It is a massive military bunker located some 9 metres below ground in Fort Canning Park, and was where General Percival made the decision to surrender Singapore to the invading Japanese forces on 15 February 1942.

It was sealed off after the war, and refurbished in 1996. This final command conference is portrayed as accurately as possible.Wax figures of Lieutenant General Arthur Ernest Percival, and all the major officials with him at the time are modeled based on historical records and photographs. It is now open to the public.

Vanishing Trades
(Issued 26-11-2014)

1 comment:

  1. I've never seen this postcard before! Most of the postcards I see in store displays are modern touristic attractions. You're lucky to receive this card Gerda!