Singapore, 1942: Britain's Greatest Defeat

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Hambledon and London, 2002 - History - 370 pages
The surrender of Singapore on February 15, 1942, was the greatest and most humiliating defeat in British history and the high-point of Japanese expansion in Southeast Asia. It graphically exposed the military weakness of the British Empire and its inability to defend its Far Eastern colonies. Based on original records, Singapore, 1942 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 World War II.

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Alan Warren is Lecturer in History at Monash University. He is the author of Waziristan: the Faqir of Ipi and the Indian Army.

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