End of Empire100 days in 1945 that changed Asia and the world.

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  • Singapore internment camp complete

    30 August 1945. The Japanese Association completes construction of the Jurong Internment Camp and Syonan’s (Singapore’s) 6,000 Japanese civilians begin moving into their temporary home and await repatriation to Japan. The situation of surrendered Japanese soldiers is different. Designated ‘Japanese Surrendered Personnel’ rather than POWs, they will be set to work as unpaid labourers in the rebuilding of Singapore.

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    Japanese prisoners of war in Singapore, 1945