The Battle of Singapore
The Battle of Singapore was fought from 07 February 1942 to 15 February 1942.
It ends with the fall of Singapore —more than 80,000 British troops, Australian and Commonwealth forces surrender and became prisoners of war, joining another 50,000 more which already taken prisoners by Imperial Japanese army during the Malayan campaign.
The battle is the greatest military defeat in British military history.
The discussion is : By Feb 1942, when the whole Malayan Peninsula is lost,
is there any possiblities for Singapore to withstand the Imperial Japanese army invasion ?
Japanese troops and armour in Bukit Timah.
Prelude to the Battle of Singapore : Battle for Malaya
08 December 1941, the Imperial Japanese Army landed in Malaya, led by
General Tomoyuki Yamashita, a battle harden and combat experience commander from China campaign.
10 December 1941, British Battleships HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse, on the way to intercept Japanese landing, was sunk by Imperial Japanese airforce off Kuantan, east of Malaya coast.
With superior air support, armour, coordination, tactics and battle experience troops from the China campaign,
the Japanese concentrated their forces, advance down from the Malayan peninsula, flanking, overwhelming and smash British defence lines one after another.
By 31 January 1942, the last Allied forces withdraw from Malaya and Allied engineers blew up the causeway linking Johore and Singapore.
Fortress Singapore is now alone, there is no 2nd Dunkirk.
P.S. Correct me if any of the above information is wrong.
Purely military discussion only.