Japan Strikes, The Fall of Malaya and Singapore

 

 

As promised, Episode 37 of the podcast is now available!  In the last episode you heard about Japan invading China, occupying French Indochina, and bombing Pearl Harbor.  Now this episode covers the 1941 Japanese invasion of Thailand, Malaya, and Singapore.  Are you ready?

https://www.blubrry.com/hoseasia/30612207/episode-37-japan-strikes-the-fall-of-malaya-and-singapore/

Prelude to the Pacific War

 

SAI2000042702-  29  APRIL 1975 -Saigon, South Vietnam:  An Air America helicopter crew member helps evacuees up a ladder on the roof of 18 Gia Long Street April 29, 1975 shorly before the city fell to advancing North Vietnamese troops.  HvE/ Hugh Van Es   UPI (Newscom TagID: upiphotos078819.jpg) [Photo via Newscom]

 

Happy New Year!  To begin 2018, the podcast will cover the course of World War II in Southeast Asia.  For this episode, we will start by looking at the events in the early twentieth century that motivated Japan to conquer most of East Asia and the western Pacific, and we will finish with the event that brought the United States into the war, the attack on Pearl Harbor.

https://www.blubrry.com/hoseasia/30118223/episode-36-prelude-to-the-pacific-war/