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Singapore : the pregnable fortress : a study in deception, discord and desertion

Auteur : Peter Elphick
Éditeur: London : Coronet, 1995.
Édition/format:   Livre imprimé : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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The fall of Singapore in February 1942 was the largest capitulation in British military history, and Winston Churchill's "worst disaster". This text aims to present the full story of the fall of the  Lire la suite...

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Genre/forme: History
Type de document: Livre
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: Peter Elphick
ISBN: 0340649909 9780340649909
Numéro OCLC: 35043527
Notes: Originally published; London : Hodder and Stoughton, 1995.
Description: xvi, 634 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 18 cm
Contenu: The rise of modern Japan and its effect on British policy; the Singapore naval base; the defence of Malaya, Singapore and Australia; espionage, subversion and the Indian Independence League; British Intelligence and counter-intelligence; Thailand, and Operation Matador; Captain John Becker, British military intelligence; the British leaders in the Malayan campaign; the Commonwealth fighting forces - training, equipment and weapons; the loss of Northern Malaya; the battle for Johore; retreat in the west; "this inglorious business"; the fall of Singapore; summary and conclusion. Appendix: senior army officers in the Malayan campaign and their commands; reports concerning General Gordon Bennett's escape from Singapore; reinforcement convoys - Singapore; the "Cannamore" warning; HMT Empire Star; Imperial General Staff (Australia section).
Responsabilité: Peter Elphick.

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