WW2 in South-East Asia | The Invasion of Southern Sumatra (1942)

  • Published on:  7/21/2019
  • Chapters:

    Introduction: [0:00]
    Allied Preparation: [2:46]
    Japan Preparation: [6:17]
    Sumatra Conquest - The Air Raids: [9:35]
    Sumatra Conquest - The Airborne Attack: [11:53]
    Sumatra Conquest - The Amphibious Assault: [16:43]
    Conclusion: [22:23]

    The Invasion of Southern Sumatra was a battle of the Pacific theatre of World War II. It occurred near Palembang, on Sumatra, on 13–15 February 1942. The Royal Dutch Shell oil refineries at nearby Pladju were the major objectives for the Empire of Japan in the Pacific War, because of an oil embargo imposed on Japan by the United States, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. With the area's abundant fuel supply and airfield, Palembang offered significant potential as a military base to both the Allies and the Japanese.

    In this video, you will find animated map of the details of invasion operation by the Japanese empire and The Allied defence. The Invasion of Southern Sumatra is often overlooked in the history book and one of the forgotten campaigns in Pacific Theather.

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