Singapore: The Battle that Changed the World

TitleSingapore: The Battle that Changed the World
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1968
AuthorsLeasor, James
Number of Pages325
CityGarden City, NY

When Singapore fell to the Japanese on February 15, 1942, it was a devastating blow to the Allies and the British Empire and signaled a significant turning point in history. This volume details the history of this event beginning from the early nineteenth century, when modern Singapore was founded as a British colony. The author charts the years leading up to Singapore’s defeat and the realization that the West was not invincible. This work includes direct, personal input from some of the main figures involved, including Lt. Gen. Percival, the British commander who signed the surrender document. [modified from publisher]

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