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Malaya at War – The Final Retreat


In August (10-19th) 2019 we held the first in a series of Conferences-Seminars on “Malaya at War” followed by an eight day battle sites tour visiting the Japanese landing site at Kota Bharu, and many historic WWII sites throughout the Malaysian peninsula such as Penang, Taipang, Sungai Siput, Ipoh, Papan, Batu Gajah, Kampar, Port Dickson, Gemas, Segamat, Muar and Parit Sulong.

The next in the series will be held in September (4th-13th) 2020 and cover the final days of defence of Johor then follow the line of advance of the Japanese onto Sigapore Island leading to the surrender of the Allied Forces at 17:15 Thursday 15th February 1942.

Professor Brian P Farrell – Professor of Military History at the National University of Singapore and a world expert on the Malayan Campaign of WWII will be the guest presenter at Johor on the week-end of 5-6th September.  He will be presenting the history of the final days on peninsula and the fighting that followed on Singapore before so called “Fortress Singapore” was surrendered by General Officer Commanding Malaya Lt General Arthur Percival  to Lt General Tomoyuki Yamashita of the 25th Imperial Japanese Army.

You may express your interest in this Seminar and post Battlesites visit by emailing

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