The Battle for Singapore: The True Story of Britain’s Greatest Military Disaster (Peter Thompson)

The Battle for Singapore: The True Story of Britains Greatest Military Disaster (Peter Thompson) soon to be presented for sale on the terrific BookLovers of Bath web site!

Published: London: Portrait, 2005, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Signed by the author, with dedication, on the title page unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps;

From the cover: The fall of Singapore to the Japanese Army on 15 February 1942 remains one of the darkest days in the history of the British Empire and still, 60 years after Singapores liberation, a subject of enduring fascination and controversy.

How could Fortress Singapore have fallen so swiftly to a numerically inferior Japanese army? Over 100,000 British and Australian troops surrendered to a Japanese force of 30,000 who were nearly out of ammunition. Does the blame lie entirely with the ineptitude of the British commander, Lt General Percival, who believed that defences are bad for morale both for troops and civilians? Or should we blame the c…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.

Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 470 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I entice you with something lovely from my Military Army catalogue?


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