National Geographic : 1941 Nov
Life Grows Grim in Singapore 683 British Official Photograph Britain's Far East Commander in Chief Studies the Defense of Singapore His back to a large map of Asia, Air Chief Marshal Sir Robert Brooke-Popham, first British flying officer to command an army, sits at the head of the table with his staff (page 686). European Fresh from the U. S. A. Is This Flying Buffalo Air Force men uncrate and assemble a speedy Brewster fighter to get it into the air as another addi tion to the defense of Singapore. Squadrons of these heavily armed single-seat monoplanes, manufactured by the Brewster Aeronautical Corporation, of New York, are on duty today in Malaya.