Live Notes

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Chapter 1
Riding The Japanese Tiger: The Indian National Army

Chapter 2
The Empire Strikes Back

Chapter 3
Surrender: The Nippon Sun Sets

Chapter 4
A New Light in Singapore

Chapter 5
Trials of the War

Chapter 6
The Blood Debt

Chapter 7
Remembering the War Dead

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Chapter 4: A New Light in Singapore

4.1 The British Military Administration

  1. British Military Administration, Malaya. Gazette. Singapore Division, 2 November 1945. Vol. 1, pp.25-33.

  2. British Military Administration, Malaya. Gazette. Singapore Division, 2 November 1945. Vol. 1, pp.27-28.

  3. British Military Administration, File Reference BMA 49/45, "Speech by Major-General H.R. Hone, C.B.E., M.C., at the Inaugural Meeting of the Singapore Advisory Council on Wednesday, 14th November 1945." Microfilm No. NA 870.


4.2 Restoring Law and Order

  1. Oral history interview, 1985, in English, Acc 543 Reel 10.

  2. Oral history interview, 1983, in English, Acc 343 Reel 4.

  3. The Straits Times, 26 September 1945. "Welfare Centre Deals With 1,300 Cases."

  4. British Military Administration, Malaya. Gazette. Singapore Division, 1 February 1946. pp.72-78.

  5. The Straits Times, 24 September 1945. "Film Shows Again."

  6. British Military Administration, Malaya. Gazette. Singapore Division, 14 December 1945. p.11.

  7. Oral history interview, 1983, in English, Acc 330 Reel 15.


4.3 Food and Price Control

  1. Oral history interview, 1983, in English, Acc 305 Reel 5.

  2. British Military Administration, Malaya. Gazette. Singapore Division, 2 November 1945. Vol. 1, pp.64-67.

  3. British Military Administration, Malaya. Gazette. Singapore Division, 11 January 1946. p.76.

  4. Oral history interview, 1985, in English, Acc 543 Reel 10.


4.4 Banana notes are out

  1. British Military Administration, Malaya. Gazette. Singapore Division, 2 November 1945. Vol. 1, p.12.


4.5 Restoring the education system

  1. Singapore Annual Report 1946 (for 1945/1946), pp. 61-65.

  2. The Straits Times, 19 March 2005. "Rush for school after 3½-year war break."


4.6 Cleaning up the mess by Japanese POWs

  1. Oral history interview, 1983, in English, Acc 273 Reel 14.

  2. Ibid.

  3. Oral history interview, 1993, in English, Acc 1444 Reel 2.


4.7 Back to civilian rule again

  1. British Military Administration, Malaya. Gazette. Extraordinary. Singapore Division. "A Proclamation to Terminate the British Military Administration." 1 April 1946.

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