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Did Singapore Have to Fall Churchill and the Impregnable Fortress by Kevin Blackburn

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Published by RoutledgeCurzon .
Written in English


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Number of Pages328
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Open LibraryOL7490911M
ISBN 100415308038
ISBN 109780415308038

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This book provides a sophisticated summary of up-to-date knowledge on the Fall of Singapore, including the critical tensions between Churchill and local commanders. A focus on the role of Churchill, and on his understanding of the guns and Singapore's fortifications, makes the Fortress central to understanding why and how Singapore fell as it did. Get this from a library! Did Singapore have to fall?: Churchill and the impregnable fortress. [Karl Hack; Kevin Blackburn] -- "This book explains what Fortress Singapore was to Churchill, what it was in reality, and how it has been remembered by Singaporeans, Australians, Britons and Japanese. It . This book provides a day-by-day history of the Malayan Campaign and the Fall of Singapore from the first alerts as the British prepare to move their forces onto a war footing on 29 November, through the fighting, and the Japanese Surrender, through to the Japanese imposing their rule on the Chinese in Singapore on 26 February a total of 90 days/5. There is much to say about the author's review of the campaign and fall of Singapore. Having studied this time period myself the author Brian Farrell did an excellent and if you want the best book on this campaign this it. The problem the British and other Commonwealth Troops had was they badly organized, badly lead, and had bad tactics.4/5(5).

There is much to say about the author's review of the campaign and fall of Singapore. Having studied this time period myself the author Brian Farrell did an excellent and if you want the best book on this campaign this it. The problem the British and other Commonwealth Troops had was they badly organized, badly lead, and had bad tactics/5(2).   The Fall of Singapore represented the collapse of British influence in South East Asia, and severely diminished the British Empire’s Asia-Pacific clout. The Fall of Singapore was the climax to the Malayan campaign in the Far-East which lasted from the 8th December – 31 January Those sent on work gangs for the Burma-Thailand Railway especially suffered from overwork, malnutrion, sickness and bashings from guards. Overall, more than a third of their number did not survive the war. Singapore's fall was not the end or full extent of the grim situation faced by Australia in early “It came on as the top story: the Fall of Singapore,” Len, recalls, adding grave emphasis to what happened on the 15 February in “My mother instantly dropped the iron to the floor.

  Lee Kuan Yew's The Singapore Story is a good choice, albeit through his eyes, it is also an advantage as you get to look at the history of Singapore from the eyes of someone who shaped Singapore. And he is quite a good writer too, so it is an inte.   A "successful" defense would have led to a famine on the island and the deaths of many of its inhabitants, particularly the children and the elderly. The troops on the island would have suffered as well since the Japanese would have easily been ab. What impact did the fall of Singapore have on Australia during World War 2? Singapore was an impregnable fortress for Australia. Asked in Singapore, Berlin Wall, History of Singapore. Mr Seabridge sailed from Singapore on 11 February , three days before its fall. 'MANY stories are current of the bad examples set by some members of the AIF (Australian Infantry Force).