Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Army Go Green

8th December 1941.

Tora! Tora! Tora!

The 25th Imperial Army had attacked Malaya. The troops were advancing down the northern cost of Malaya after the successful amphibious assault on the Kota Bharu, Kelantan.

The battle is notable for the Japanese use of bicycle infantry, which allowed troops to carry more equipment and swiftly move through thick jungle terrain.

However, they did not bring the bicycles with them in order to speed up the disembarkation process. Their Intel reported such machines were plentiful in Malaya. Later on, the Imperial Army quickly confiscated the bicycles they needed from civilians and retailers - by force of course.

The Malayan Campaign was a campaign fought by Allied and Japanese forces in Malaya, from 8 December 1941 – 31 January 1942 during World War II.

The Imperial Army took less than 60 days to capture Malaya.

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