The Fall of Singapore

The Fall of Singapore

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Sunday 15 February 1942 was, according to Sir Winston Churchill, the blackest day in the history of the British Empire. Only ten weeks earlier Japanese assault troops had waded ashore on the North-East coast of Malaya. Now the besieged British, Australian and Asian forces in Britain's so-called "impregnable citadel" were compelled to lay down their arms and some 90,000 allied service-men became prisoners of war. It was a crushing humiliation and defeat that marked the disintegration of the British Empire. Even today the angry question is being asked: why?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 106 x 180 x 22mm | 181.44g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 20 b&w illustrations
  • 0141391332
  • 9780141391335

Table of contents

The flag they never lost; red light - ignored; over the line; the lost ships; south of the border; loss of North Malaya; the Slim River disaster; retreat to Johore; the Battle of Muar; last steps to Singapore; that "Fortress Singapore"; the fall of Singapore; the last stand.show more

About Frank Owen

Frank Owen was an accomplished journalist who fought in the Far East. His other books include: THE THREE DICTATORS, THE GUILTY MEN (with Michael Foot), THE CAMPAIGN IN BURMA and THE RISE AND FALL OF PERON.show more

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