Singapore Burning: Heroism And Surrender In World War II #2020

Singapore Burning: Heroism And Surrender In World War II By ColinSmith Singapore Burning Heroism And Surrender In World War II Churchill s description of the fall of Singapore on February after Lt Gen Percival s surrender led to over British Australian and Indian troops falling into the hands of the Japanese
  • Title: Singapore Burning: Heroism And Surrender In World War II
  • Author: ColinSmith
  • ISBN: 9780141010366
  • Page: 110
  • Format: Paperback
  • Singapore Burning: Heroism And Surrender In World War II By ColinSmith
    Singapore Burning: Heroism And Surrender In World War II By ColinSmith Churchill s description of the fall of Singapore on 15 February 1942, after Lt Gen Percival s surrender led to over 100,000 British, Australian and Indian troops falling into the hands of the Japanese, was no wartime exaggeration The Japanese had promised that there would be no Dunkirk in Singapore, and its fall led to imprisonment, torture and death for thousands of alliChurchill s description of the fall of Singapore on 15 February 1942, after Lt Gen Percival s surrender led to over 100,000 British, Australian and Indian troops falling into the hands of the Japanese, was no wartime exaggeration The Japanese had promised that there would be no Dunkirk in Singapore, and its fall led to imprisonment, torture and death for thousands of allied men and women With much new material from British, Australian, Indian and Japanese sources, Colin Smith has woven together the full and terrifying story of the fall of Singapore and its aftermath Here, alongside cowardice and incompetence, are forgotten acts of enormous heroism treachery yet heart rending loyalty Japanese compassion as well as brutality from the bravest and most capricious enemy the British ever had to face.
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    • ColinSmith

      Colin Smith, author of England s Last War Against France , Singapore Burning and most recently collaborator in Andrew Borowiec s Warsaw Boy,was brought up in the British Midlands At 18 he had the chance to join the Guernsey Evening Press as a cub reporter Jobs on several other provincial newspapers followed and in 1968, after working on the Birmingham Post and the Daily Sketch, he joined David Astor s Observer.Smith lives with his wife Sylvia in Nicosia where, in the late 1970 s, he was first based as The Observer s Middle East correspondent In recent years he has concentrated on writing books, both fiction and non fiction but mostly the same school of narrative history.Smith s first book was Carlos Portrait of a Terrorist, which came out of a three part Observer series following the Venezuelan s 1976 raid on OPEC s Vienna headquarters and the kidnapping of the oil ministers Revised after Carlos capture in 1995 and published as a Mandarin Paperback, in 2012, after a Paris court sentenced the terrorist to a second term life imprisonment for bombings in France in the 1980 s, it was revised yet again.He has pubished three novels, all with Palestinian themes Spies of Jerusalem is set in the Ottoman Palestine of 1917 as outnumbred Turkish and German forces do their best to thwart Britain s General Allenby as his army advances on Jerusalem Let Us Do Evil takes place in Mandate Palestine during World War Two where some Jews see the British as their main enemy and make a pact with the Devil his thriller Collateral Damage sees a vengeful widower on the trail of the man who killed his wife as the Cold War terrorism that plagued Western European capitals in the 1970 s becomes a very hot war indeed in Beirut and southern Lebanon.

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    • Many books on the Malayan Campaign tend to use Singapore in part of the title rather than Malayan compare the number of books listed under the search string fall of Singapore to that under Malayan campaign in The fact is the fighting in the Malayan Peninsula lasted 55 days and that in Singapore no than a week But it could be that Singapore was given the rather undeserving title of a fortress that made its fall all the dramatic Still, reading books on this campaign, one gets the distinct feelin [...]


    • Very well researched, with much from personal interviews with elderly survivors The author was a professional journalist, and it may be that his research shows journalistic elements of looking for the exciting story, which adds to the sense of immediacy in the book Also, as a reporter he covered the 1975 fall of Saigon, which may add to the way he interprets the earlier events in Singapore The book includes much on the immediate pre war situation and the Malaya battle, and continues through capt [...]


    • Having read a number of other books on the fall of Singapore, to date I found this one different in that the author had researched the Japanese perspective from accounts noted by those involved on their side, presenting the facts in a well balanced way There was also a lot detail on specific sorties that took place during the fall of Malaya prior to that of Singapore, and the names of the various regiments and individuals involved However nothing can change the fact that this was one of the he [...]


    • I have long had an interest in what happened in Malaya and Singapore during the WW2 campaign, and have read numerous books on the subject, many of which are now out of print I enjoyed this book because of the freshness of its approach it is incredibly well researched, and really does bring history back to life Highly recommended for those with an interest in military history and or in what really happened in Malaya and Singapore as they fell to the Japanese Army.



    • An interesting history of the development, growth, and fall of Singapore as a British colony The lives of men who had a great influence on the colony are examined This was an interesting read.



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