Singapore 1942 End of An Empire DVD Doco
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Singapore 1942 End of An Empire DVD Doco


Singapore 1942 End of An Empire DVD : Electric Pictures


Singapore 1942 End of An Empire DVD




As seen on Australian SBS and Discovery Channel Foxtel. This doco drama is produced by Western Australian film company, Electric Pictures.

Its now been over 70 years since the British Empire's greatest loss was sustained when Singapore fell to the Japanese forces in 1942. It was one of the most momentous Battles of last century which resulted in the "largest capitulation" in British military history with over 100000 troops becoming POWs.

Episode 1
In 1941, the Japanese Imperial Army invades Malaya. The battle hardened Japanese forces quickly push Commonwealth troops – English, Indians, Australians, Scots, Chinese and Malays – south towards the key British trading port of Singapore. General Yamashita prepares to assault the so-called ‘impregnable fortress’ igniting already simmering ethnic and political tensions in the colony.  Australia, for the first time, finds itself directly threatened.

Episode 2
Japanese Imperial Army soldiers pour onto Singapore Island under the skilful command of General Yamashita. They quickly break through a flimsy line of raw Australian troops, outmanoeuvre General Percival and drive his combined Commonwealth forces back to the Singapore city. Indian soldiers, seeking independence, join the Japanese and fire on their former masters. Australians leave their posts while Malays and Chinese divide along political and ethnic lines. The British finally begin evacuating Singapore but priority is given to the safety of whites. A tipping point is reached – the fall of all the colonial empires throughout the region is now inevitable. Australia is dragged kicking and screaming to the Asian table.

The following Special Features are included on the DVD presentation.
. Extended Interviews
. Deleted Scenes

. Behind the Scenes
. Australian Teachers of Media Study Guide
Duration: 142 minutes
Region Free Disc
16:9 Aspect PAL Encoding

Data sheet

Special note:
This DVD is brand new, supplied in factory plastic seal. It has been sourced from the Australian Distributor. Made professionally!
DVD Information:
Australian made Region Free
DVD Duration Time minutes:
142 minutes 1x DVD Disc
Movie Format:
16:9 Aspect - PAL Format - DVD
DVD Release Date
DVD Special Features:
Several Special Features about the movie

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