Malaya

Malaya

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When Imperial Japan unleashed the Pacific War in December
1941, Australian forces
went into action, as part of a larger British Empire
force, to defend Malaya and Singapore. Australia's
principal contribution to defending Malaya and Singapore
was the 8th Division. Originally raised for service in
the Mediterranean, the division was committed piecemeal
to Malaya and its performance was bedevilled by poor
command decisions in the face of an enemy better prepared
on all counts for the campaign at hand. The 8th Division,
however, also reflected some strengths of the AIF at
large: stubbornness in positional defence, effective and
flexible small unit tactics and leadership, and skill and
determination in close quarter combat. Singapore was lost
more in spite than because of Australian efforts, but its
loss underlined Australia's strategic dependence on
`great and powerful friends' during the Second World War.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 110 x 178 x 17.78mm | 680.39g
  • Newport, NSW, Australia
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0980567440
  • 9780980567441
  • 373,044

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