The Battle for Singapore

Author(s): Peter Thompson

Second World War

The true story of the 'the greatest defeat and largest capitulation' in British military history. The Fall of Singapore on 15 February 1942 is a military disaster of enduring fascination. For the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the island, Peter Thompson tells the explosive story of the Malayan campaign, the siege of Singapore, the ignominious surrender to a much smaller Japanese force, and the Japanese occupation through the eyes of those who were there - the soldiers of all nationalities and members of Singapore's beleaguered population. An enthralling and perceptive account, which never loses sight of the human cost of the tragedy - Yorkshire Evening Post. An insightful and dramatic analysis - The Good Book Guide

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"An enthralling and perceptive account, which never loses sight of the human cost of the tragedy" - Yorkshire Evening Post "An insightful and dramatic analysis" - The Good Book Guide"

Peter Thompson was a Fleet Street journalist for twenty years, deputy editor of the Daily Mirror, editor of the Sunday Mirror and a director of Mirror Group Newspapers. He has written numerous biographies including those on Jack Nicholson, Princess Diana and Robert Maxwell. Recent books co-written with Robert Macklin include The Battle of Brisbane (2000) and Keep off the Skyline (2004). He lives in London where he runs Mayfair News Service.

General Fields

  • : 9780749950996
  • : Little, Brown Book Group Limited
  • : Piatkus Books
  • : May 2006
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 16pp plates
  • : Peter Thompson
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : English
  • : 940.5425957
  • : 688