Singapore 1942: Britain's Greatest Defeat
The surrender of Singapore, with the capture of over 120,000 men, was the greatest defeat in British history. This book shows what went wrong and how an outnumbered and poorly equipped Japanese invasion force swept to victory, changing Britain's imperial destiny and the course of World War II.
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