It's been 55
years since World War 2 ended. A generation of soldiers and
civilians who fought or grew up in that traumatic era has grown
old. These survivors of that horrendous war are now in their
seventies or even older.
It's been a
blessing that these people have come so far, and are still around
to help us remember the past - a past which I hope my generation
(I was born after the war) - as well as future generations of
people, will never get to live through at all.
All those who
have lived through that harsh reality, no doubt, have plenty to
tell us. Time is not on their side, for no matter what manner of
man they are, they will still leave this world, just as we will,
in time to come. Many of the war survivors have written books on
their experiences. A great many are still writing.
Some of the
writers have e-mailed getforme.com seeking information on World
War 2. We have tried our level best to accommodate their requests,
and in doing so, we have also picked up a little of the history of
Singapore during World Wwar 2. But we feel we ought to do more.
Therefore, we have started an e-mail group for all like-minded
people - who are interested in the happenings of World War 2 - to
mingle and share information.
veterans owe it to posterity to leave behind their legacy - our
children and their children need to know what happened during
World War 2. And the future generations need to understand that
mankind must never go through such a calamity again, for in war
there is no winner - everyone suffers whether immediately or
We hope the war
veterans, as well as those who lived through that period, will
come in and pen whatever thrills their minds. We hope they will
leave a part of themselves in our logs, for the benefit of future
visitors to this website. War veterans, I repeat - you owe it to
posterity to leave behind a record of World War 2, as seen through
To visit the
e-mail group, click SingaporeWW2.
This e-mail group is also accessible at www.egroups.com under Singapore
- Society & Culture - History.