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Malaya and Singapore 1941-42 : the fall of Britain's empire in the East / Mark Stille ; illustrated by Peter Dennis.

By: Stille, Mark [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Campaign (Osprey Publishing): 300.Publisher: Oxford, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Osprey Publishing, 2016Description: 96 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781472811226.Other title: Fall of Britain's empire in the East.Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Malay Peninsula | World War, 1939-1945 -- Singapore | Singapore -- History -- Siege, 1942DDC classification: 940.54/259
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

For the British Empire it was a military disaster, but for Imperial Japan the conquest of Malaya was one of the pivotal campaigns of World War II. Giving birth to the myth of the Imperial Japanese Army's invincibility, the victory left both Burma and India open to invasion. Although heavily outnumbered, the Japanese Army fought fiercely to overcome the inept and shambolic defense offered by the British and Commonwealth forces.

Detailed analysis of the conflict, combined with a heavy focus on the significance of the aerial campaign, help tell the fascinating story of the Japanese victory, from the initial landings in Thailand and Malaya, through to the destruction of the Royal Navy's Force Z and the final fall of Singapore itself.

Includes bibliographical references (page 94) and index.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. 5)
  • The rise of Singapore
  • The British defence dilemma
  • Japan on the march
  • Chronology (p. 8)
  • Opposing Commanders (p. 11)
  • British commanders
  • Japanese commanders
  • Opposing Forces (p. 17)
  • The British Empire
  • The Japanese Empire
  • Opposing Plans (p. 31)
  • The strategic environment
  • British defence plans
  • The Japanese Plan
  • The Battle (p. 37)
  • The Japanese landings
  • The fight for Kota Bharu
  • The landings in southern Thailand
  • The saga of Force Z
  • Force Z - an assessment
  • The action off Endau
  • Debacle at Jitra
  • Jitra - the impact
  • The battle of Kampar
  • The battle of Slim River
  • British reinforcements
  • The loss of Johore
  • The air battle
  • The final air battles
  • The attack on Singapore
  • The Japanese attack
  • Battle for the Jurong Line
  • The final battles B Capitulation
  • The Aftermath (p. 90)
  • The Battlefield Today (p. 93)
  • Bibliography (p. 94)
  • Index (p. 95)