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Diary of an escape from Singapore in Feb. 1942, after the fall of Singapore to the Japanese, 1960 - 1961
Copy of a diary by Oppenheim describing the retreat of the army to Singapore, the city's surrender and his escape initially by sail boat to Sumatra, Sri Lanka and then Bombay. The diary is anonymous, but Mortimer Hay, who also participated in the escape, has identified its author as Oppeneheim, based upon internal evidence and comparisons of its manuscript with Oppenheim's handwriting. For Hay's account see RCMS 103/12/4.
This is a copy of a diary describing Hay’s active service during the Malayan campaign, beginning with his joining the battery in mid-Dec. 1941. He saw action at Kuala Selangor and during the siege of Singapore. After its surrender, he escaped by ship on 16 Feb., reaching Sumatra on 21 Feb. and then Sri Lanka on 1 Mar. 1942. See RCMS 103/12/3 for another account of the same escape written by H.R. Oppenheim (21 sheets).
240 x 191 mm. View from the roadway looking towards a large tree behind which stands an unidentified European bungalow and a circular, open-sided summer house.
241 x 188 mm. View looking along an unidentified village street in Sumatra. On the left is an impressive house built from wooden panels with decorative inlay work and with a thatched roof with upturned pointed gables.
275 x 194 mm. General view of Emmahaven and the surrounding inlet. Now known as Telukbayur, the harbour is situated four miles south of the town of Padang.
274 x 205 mm. View looking along a wharf at Emmahaven, with a steam vessel moored in the foreground.
354 x 267 mm. A view looking across the Binjai River (the town of Binjai is situated 12 miles west of Medan) with the ferry moored at the bank in the foreground. A small pony trap stands on the ferry which is constructed from two canoes covered by a wooden platform. The vessel which crosses by means of the line running from bank to bank.
352 x 267 mm. A view looking across the river towards bungalows situated in a clearing on the far side. Two white uniformed Europeans are seated in a pony trap at the ford, while other figures watch the photographer from the bank. Balawen Deli lies at the mouth of the Deli River 15 miles north of Medan near Labuan Deli. The Soengal River has not been traced and is either possibly another name for the Deli, a tributary of that river, or a mis-spelling of the Sarangan River.
A collection of loose prints, mostly measuring approximately 190 x 140 mm, with typewritten captions pasted to the reverse. The collection contains general views of landscape and architecture in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Brunei and Borneo.
166 x 110 mm. View from the Hooge Pad (High Path) looking towards the entrance of Government House. This view looks past the rusticated stone sentry posts towards the central block of the house, with two wings with colonnades flanking this building to the left and right.
354 x 267 mm. Showing a group of Battak men, women and children posed in front of a house. Precise location of Low Melgup is unidentified.
353 x 267 mm. Showing a group of labourers at the edge of a tobacco field, with a long thatched building in the background. This is probably the Padana Djirmin Estate, a small plantation of 666 acres (in 1887) in the Selesse District. Owned by the Langkat Plantations Company and managed by A. Menzies.
354 x 268 mm. A group photograph of Javanese men, women and children (probably tobacco estate workers) posed against a background of vegetation.
287 x 231 mm. Showing a group of Kling (Tamil) men, women and children posed against a background of forest vegetation. Wright (1910) records a Bindjey Estate under the ownership of the Bindjey [i.e. Binjai] Tobacco Company. This company was not established until 1907 however, so this photograph would have been taken when the plantation was under an earlier owner.
55 x 83 mm.
55 x 83 mm.
213 x 166 mm. View showing part of the buildings seen in the preceding print, with the harbour beyond at right.