The Fall of Singapore
Justin Corfield and Robin Corfield
90 days: November 1941 - February 1942.
This book provides a day-by-day history of the Malayan Campaign and the Fall of Singapore from the first alerts as the British prepared to move their forces on to a war footing on 29 November, through the fighting, to the Japanese imposing their rule on the Chinese in Singapore on 26 February - a total of 90 days. For each of the 90 days, all the major developments - military and political - are detailed along with information on every Allied soldier who died on that day. It demonstrates the nature of the fighting each day - with intense battles followed by days of relative inactivity. These events symbolise the end of British power in Southeast Asia, and also the beginning of the end of the British Empire.
Hard cover, illustrated, maps, 804 pages.