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Singapore, 1942 : Britain's greatest defeat

Author: Alan Warren
Publisher: London ; New York : Hambledon and London, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The surrender of Singapore on 15 February 1942, with the capture of over 120,000 men, was the greatest and most humiliating defeat in British history and the high point of Japanese expansion in South-East Asia. It graphically exposed the military weakness of the British Empire and its inability to defend its Far Eastern colonies. The defeat left Australia exposed to Japanese invasion, its protection in future  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Warren
ISBN: 185285328X 9781852853280
OCLC Number: 48235595
Description: xiii, 370 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Alan Warren.

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