Singapore 1942: Britain's Greatest Defeat
Based on original records, this work shows what went wrong and how an outnumbered and poorly equipped Japanese invasion force swept to victory against a mixed army of British, Australian and Indian soldiers, changing Britain's imperial destiny and the course of the Second World War.
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