The Defence and Fall of Singapore 1940-1942

The Defence and Fall of Singapore 1940-1942

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Based on the use, yet of primary documents in Britain, Japan, Australia and Singapore, this book provides a wide picture of how and why Singapore fell and its real significance to the outcome of the Second World more

Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 36mm | 498.96g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752437682
  • 9780752437682
  • 1,350,241

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"'An original and provocative new history' HEW STRACHAN; 'A multi-pronged attack on those who made the defence of Malaya and Singapore their duty' BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE; 'A complete and authoritative account... a compelling read' THE BRITISH ARMY REVIEW. ('Startling... reveals the real reason why the daring attack failed' The Daily Express) Anderson, The Forgotten Front ('Excellent... fills a yawning gap in the historical record' TLS)."show more

About Brian Farrell

Brian P. Farrell is Associate Professor in Military History at the National University of Singapore, where he has taught for over ten years. He is an authority on British Empire military history and in particular the fall of Singapore in 1942. His other books include Between Two Oceans: A Military History of Singapore of which he was co-author. He has contributed extensively to TV and radio documentaries on the fall of Singapore, and was historical consultant for the BBC World Service's Fall of Singapore radio documentary and a contributor to Channel 4's Military Blunders episode on Singapore. He lives in more

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