Battle of Jitra

Battle of Jitra

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Battle of Jitra was a major engagement fought between the invading Japanese and Allied forces during the Malayan Campaign of World War II. The battle lasted from 11-13 December 1941. The resulting defeat compelled Arthur Percival to order all Allied aircraft stationed in Malaya to withdraw to Singapore.Allied defences at Jitra were not completed when the Pacific War broke out. Barbed wire lines had been erected and some anti-tank mines laid but heavy rains had flooded the shallow trenches and gun pits. Many of the field telephone cables laid across the waterlogged ground also failed to work, resulting in a lack of communication during the battle.show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136745364
  • 9786136745367