4 Days in February – WWII Battlefield Archaeology in Singapore

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Finds from Adam Park

We don’t often think of the recent past as a source of archaeological knowledge, but recent work in Singapore has focused on the historical past as much as the Temasek-period settlement. A new exhibition at the National Library of Singapore showcases one such work on the recent past – the excavation of Adam Park, the site of a World War II battle during the fall of Singapore in 1942.

4 Days in February and Images of Internment - Exhibitions at the National Library of Singapore

4 Days in February and Images of Internment – Exhibitions at the National Library of Singapore

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Archaeologists dig up wartime battle site in Singapore

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Archaeologists in Singapore are excavating a World War II battlefield site which was once the headquarters of a British army regiment. Singapore fell to invading Japanese forces in 1942.

Excavation at Adam Park, Straits Times 20110216

Digging up Adam Park’s war secrets
Straits Times, 15 Feb 2011
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Tigers in the Park: A New Project in Singapore
University of Glasgow Centre for Battlefield Archaeology site
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