Moon Over Malaya

Moon Over Malaya : The 2nd Argylls and Plymouth Argyll Royal Marines in Malaya and Singapore

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What really happened in Singapore and Malaya in the dark days of December 1941 to February 1942? Contrary to received wisdom, Singapore was not given up without a fight, as the testimonies of the men interviewed in this volume show. The fighting at the Slim River, Malaya, in January 1942, a rearguard to keep the Japanese back until reinforcements could reach Singapore, is dramatic enough on its own. Seven battalion commanders would die there; only two brigadiers and two battalion commanders would escape with their lives. For many, of course, escape was not possible, and they ended up in the notorious Japanese POW camps. Their suffering also forms part of this classic and unforgettable study of the Malayan more

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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 24mm | 300g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 16 Plates, black and white; 30 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0752499726
  • 9780752499727
  • 473,757

About Jonathan Moffatt

Jonathan Moffatt is a member of the Royal Marines Historical Society and a founder member and Chairman for three conferences of the Researching FEPOW History Group, and a founding member of the Malayan Volunteers Group. He has featured in a number of TV and radio programs relating to the Fall of Singapore, and has written six Times obituaries of British Malayans. He co-authored "In Oriente Primus: a History of the Malayan Volunteer Forces." Audrey Holmes McCormick was born in Singapore and is a journalist, TV researcher, and more

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