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Did Singapore have to fall? : Churchill and the impregnable fortress

Author: Karl Hack; Kevin Blackburn
Publisher: London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book explains what Fortress Singapore was to Churchill, what it was in reality, and how it has been remembered by Singaporeans, Australians, Britons and Japanese.

It also puts Churchill's decisions in the context of the struggles in the Middle East and Russia, and allows Churchill and his contemporaries to speak for themselves.

It will help students and general readers make up their own minds on the most crucial question, which can be summed up as: 'Did Singapore Have to Fall?'"--Jacket.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Named Person: Winston Churchill; Winston Churchill; Winston Churchill; Winston Churchill
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karl Hack; Kevin Blackburn
ISBN: 0415308038 9780415308038 9780203404409 0203404408 0415374146 9780415374149
OCLC Number: 52203448
Description: xxiii, 300 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Singapore in 1941 --
The fatal decisions --
The campaign: from Singapore to Syonan --
The guns of Singapore --
After the battle --
Conclusion --
British forces in December 1941 --
Japanese forces in December 1941 --
Organisation and disposition of Malaya command --
Aircraft in the far east and their disposition --
War Diaries --
Gun statistics --
The fire commands.
Responsibility: Karl Hack and Kevin Blackburn.
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