|This was Hellfire corner|
SynopsisStretching from Sime Road to Bukit Brown cemetery, the Hellfire Tour takes you to the scene of General Yamashita’s strategy for the Japanese Imperial Army to crush the defending British forces in the Battle for Singapore. The site also marks the former combined Operational Headquarters of the British Army and Royal Air Force during World War II and later became the internment camp for Allied Forces POWs after the fall of Singapore. Take a walk with Jon Cooper as he relates the stories of the soldiers who fought amongst the gravestones and the civilian internees who spent their years of captivity in the Sime Road camp.
Guide:Jonathan CooperProject Manager, Researcher and Battlefield Archaeologist at The Changi MuseumPostgraduate student, Centre for Battlefield Archaeology, Glasgow University
|Jon is the one wearing the jungle hat|
We were told about a civilian internee, who as a young girl, stayed at the Green House [the building with the rotunda]; she later revisited Singapore a few years ago.