Malaya and Singapore 1941–42

The fall of Britain’s empire in the East

Malaya and Singapore 1941–42 cover

Malaya and Singapore 1941–42

The fall of Britain’s empire in the East

Description

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 defence 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.

Table of Contents

Origins of the campaign /Chronology /Opposing commanders /Opposing armies /Orders of battle /Opposing plans /The operation /Aftermath /The battlefields today /Further reading /Index

Product details

Published Oct 20 2016
Format Ebook (Epub)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472811240
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 65 b/w; 9 col
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 300
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Mark Stille

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