This is an oral history interview with Aziz bin Rahim Khan Surattee who was a teenager during the Japanese Occupation. He is interviewed by Low Lay Leng. Personal background. His education. Air-raid Precaution (ARP) training exercises. Standard of living before war. His first impression of Japanese soldiers. Japanese forced his father to sell house. Family moved to Geylang Serai. How he was picked up by Japanese and sent to work in Jurong. His other jobs during Japanese Occupation. How local people were told to build shelters. Kind of training exercises given. All this were asked from him in the interview.
Paul Fussel, a teenager during war in the Japanese Occupation, wrote a letter. The letter tells us that teenagers in wars was very in favor of receiving mails from their families and they felt that they could not win wars without it. "Letters were a great comfort. And the mail was indispensable." Teenagers saw letters from their families as encouragement, and they are always eager to receive mails and letters