JN044 Japanese Riding Their Bicycles

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Two of theArmy cyclists peddling along as fast as they can go to get closer and closer to their ultimate goal… ‘SINGAPORE’!

Although the Japanese troops that invaded Malaya in December 1941 were outnumbered 2-1 by their British and Empire opponents they were fast-moving and surprisingly innovative. Among the many ways they constantly outflanked and out-paced their opposition was by the use of captured and abandoned functioning military vehicles left behind by the retreating British and Empire troops and many thousands of bicycles commandeered from the native population and/or hundreds of others strategically left by Japanese merchants along the main roads and routes in the days, weeks and months prior to the outbreak of war.