The Fall of Singapore 1942

1st Edition

Timothy Hall

Routledge
Published October 26, 2016
Reference - 222 Pages
ISBN 9781138912441 - CAT# Y201389
Series: Routledge Library Editions: World War II in Asia

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Summary

Singapore fell to the Japanese on 15 September 1942, but in 1941 Europeans on the island felt still untouched by war, lulled into security by the belief that Singapore was impregnable from the sea. However, the Planning Chief of Imperial Army Headquarters in Tokyo had realised a successful invasion could come from the north, down the Malay peninsula... Requests from less naive members of the allied forces for more men, arms and equipment were not filled. Authorities were unwilling to reveal to the civilian population the true situation. And so through accident or miscalculation, Singapore was totally unable to repel the Japanese attack. This accessible book, illustrated with black and white photos charts the course of these events.

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