This timeline covers all the political and military events that occurred on the Asia mainland between the years 1940 and 1945. The countries encompassed within the timeline are India, Burma, Malaya, Thailand, Indochina, China, Manchuria, Korea and the USSR.
"Singapore... could only be taken after a siege by an army of at least 50,000 men... its not considered possible that the Japanese...would embark on such a mad enterprise.
Winston Churchill 1940
Lt General Arthur Percival
General Tomoyuki Yamashita
Japanese Type 95
The Type 95 light tank carried a four man crew and was armed with a 37mm main gun and a pair of machine guns.