World War II reaches Borneo

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Source: Youngstown Vindicator, 19 December 1945

It was a war that took on a global scale. Japanese troops surprised the Allied troops  as the Imperial army advanced rapidly towards South-East Asia. In Borneo, British and Dutch forces fought on a losing battle that saw their colonies on the island fell into the Japanese hands.

Ia merupakan satu perang yang berskala dunia. Angkatan tentera Jepun memberikan kejutan terhadap tentera Perikatan apabila mereka mara dengan pantas dalam menakluk kawasan pengaruh Barat di Asia Tenggara. Di Borneo, tentera British dan Belanda berperang dalam kancah kekalahan dengan Jepun yang memperlihatkan kawasan penjajahan mereka jatuh ke tangan musuh.

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