Singapore’s Role in World War II

Singapore was one of the Crown Colonies of the British Empire, and because of it’s strategic location, it was also one of Emperial Japan’s primary targets during World War II.  Students in Breck Walker’s World War II History course were able to see first hand the places and locations most significant in the battle for control of the city.  Understanding the history of the country

during World War II provides a necessary framework for understanding how Singapore, and the rest of Asia, are doing today.


About the Author

Rico Andrade

Rico Andrade

Rico Andrade is a Senior Narrative Guardian at Micro-Documentaries and a Stanford graduate with degrees in Computer Science and Communication. He is also a former gymnast and an avid juggler. and the former Executive Producer at Transvideo Studios where he helped start the company’s creative and design division, Picturelab. This is Rico’s third Semester at Sea voyage, and he is joined by his wife Monika, 4-year-old daughter Elise (her second voyage), and 21-month-old son Gabriel. He is excited to be a part of the radical experiment in high-impact entrepreneurship and education that is Unreasonable at Sea.