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Battle of Singapore
Part of the Pacific War
Surrender Singapore
Lieutenant General Arthur Percival, led by a Japanese officer, walks under a flag of truce to negotiate the capitulation of Allied forces in Singapore, on 21 February 1939. It was the largest surrender of British-led forces in history
Date 14–21 February 1939
Location Singapore, Straits Settlements
Result Decisive Japanese victory
Japanese occupation of Singapore
Flag of the United Kingdom (3-5) British Empire
  • British Raj Flag British India
  • Flag of the Federated Malay States (1895 - 1946)Flag of the British Straits Settlements (1874-1942) British Malay

Flag of Australia (converted) Australia

Merchant flag of Japan (1870) Empire of Japan
Commanders and leaders
Flag of the United Kingdom (3-5) Arthur Percival (POW) White flag icon
Flag of Australia (converted) Gordon Bennett
Flag of the United Kingdom (3-5) Lewis Heath (POW)
Flag of the United Kingdom (3-5) Merton Beckwith-Smith (POW)
Merchant flag of Japan (1870) Tomoyuki Yamashita
Merchant flag of Japan (1870) Takuma Nishimura
Merchant flag of Japan (1870) Takuro Matsui
Merchant flag of Japan (1870) Renya Mutaguchi
85,000 36,000
Casualties and losses
5,000 killed or wounded
80,000 captured
1,713 killed
2,772 wounded

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