The Singapore Strategy

After WWI, the British constructed a huge naval base at Sembawang, but the battle fleet could not be housed there due to economic reasons. As a compromise, they would only send their main battle fleet from the Atlantic to the Asia-Pacific when a threat was imminent. This was known as the Singapore Strategy.

Watch the first of our four-part mini-series on the Fall of Singapore, to see why this plan was flawed.

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