Created by Tom Horn on 31 Jan 2010, Last Update on 31 Jan 2010

Battle of Sarimbun Beach - 8 Mar 1942

Australian machine gunners opened fire on vessels carrying a first wave of 4,000 troops from the 5th and 18th Divisions towards Singapore island. The 22nd Brigade bore the brunt of the attack and, unreinforced, was forced to withdraw.

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Tags : Japan,Australia,Land,Naval,Pacific,Combat

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