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Crosses are made for the 800 Allied soldiers who died in the Changi prisoner of war camp on Singapore during the Japanese occupation of World War 2.


Winston Churchill declared the battle of Singapore the worst disaster and largest surrender in British history. Brief overview of the fall and Japanese occupation of Singapore.

On 30 August 1942, the Japanese ordered the 20,100 prisoners of war in Changi Jail, Singapore, to sign an undertaking not to escape. The POWs refused and they were crowded into Selerang Barracks (which had accommodation for 120) until they signed under duress on 4 September. The photograph shows the crowded Barrack Square during what became known as the 'Selerang Incident'.