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The Battle For Singapore: The true story of the greatest catastrophe of World War II

Peter Thompson

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Prose: non-fiction, History

The Fall of Singapore on 15 February 1942 is a military disaster of fascination. This book tells the story of the Malayan campaign, the siege of Singapore, the surrender to a much smaller Japanese force, and the Japanese occupation through the eyes of the

The true story of the 'the greatest defeat and largest capitulation' in British military history.

The Fall of Singapore on 15 February 1942 is a military disaster of enduring fascination. For the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the island, Peter Thompson tells the explosive story of the Malayan campaign, the siege of Singapore, the ignominious surrender to a much smaller Japanese force, and the Japanese occupation through the eyes of those who were there - the soldiers of all nationalities and members of Singapore's beleaguered population.

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Peter Thompson

Peter Thompson (Author)
Peter Thompson is a London-based Australian writer and the author of a number of books, including Pacific Fury, Shanghai Fury and (with Robert Macklin) the author of The Big Fella: The Rise and Rise of BHP Billiton.

Robert Macklin (Author)
Robert Macklin was born in Queensland and educated at University of Queensland and the Australian National University. He has worked as a journalist at the COURIER-MAIL, THE AGE and THE BULLETIN, and was associate editor of the CANBERRA TIMES until 2003.

Robert is the author of 27 books, including DARK PARADISE, HAMILTON HUME and four works focusing on the SAS and Australia's Special Forces: SAS SNIPER, REDBACK ONE, SAS INSIDER and WARRIOR ELITE. He lives in Canberra.

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