Long time Singaporean collector of World War One and Two militaria from both Axis and Allied nations.

Living historian with 'Syonan Reflections'.

Husband, educator, friend and ex-soldier too.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Lost Chapters - The Forgotten Soldiers (Part 1)

A great start for the new year.

Mediacorp Channel 5 will be screening an Info-ed about Singapore's first soldiers. I look forward to understand more about these men, and also to critique about the uniforms and gear portrayed. =-p

Screening details: 14 Jan, 2010. 7:30Pm on Channel 5.


Lost Chapters - The Forgotten Soldiers (Part 1)

The Forgotten Soldiers is about Singapore's first soldiers. A forgotten story of brave men, who answered a call to arms when many had yet to call Singapore home. In Episode 3 of Lost Chapters, we look at the story of Song Ong Siang and Lim Book Keng, two stalwarts in the Peranakan society who lobbied in the early 1900s to form the first local volunteer force.

In this lesser known story, we reveal a story of patriotism, loyalty and willingness to fight and die for Singapore. In During that time, the mettle of the first company of soldiers is tested during the Sepoy Mutiny and World War 1. The story transits to World War 2 when a new breed of volunteers lead by Captain Yap Pheng Geck, fights for Singapore.

Info from: http://5.mediacorptv.sg/tvguide.aspx?kw=tvguide

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