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The Fall of Singapore Frank Owen

The Fall of Singapore - Frank Owen

London: The Quality Book Club, 1960, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Pages lightly age-tanned.

Includes: Black & white photographs; Maps; Top edge dyed purple;

From the cover: “This is an Angry Story.

Here, at last, is the truth — told vividly, and often very intimately through the personal experiences of men and women who were there, on the spot — of Britain’s most crushing military disaster.

This was the Malayan Campaign in the Far East, 1941-1942. It ended, incredibly, after only seventy days of fighting, with the humiliating surrender of that long-boasted ‘impregnable British citadel, Fortress Singapore’. At the very hour of disaster, the garrison actually still outnumbered the besiegers.

Frank Owen who served with the Fourteenth Army in Burma, went to Singapore with the first troops of South-East Asia Command who reoccupied Malaya in 1945. He spent the next twelve months there on S.E.A.C. Staff (Lieut-Colonel, O.B.E.), and met many a veteran both of the Retreat and of the Fall of Singapore. He has several times since returned to Malaya, and besides studying the official despatches, both British and Japanese, he has had access to many yet unpublished documents.”

Size: 8" x 5¼". Yellow boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 216 pages.
The Fall of Singapore Frank Owen