Japan’s Greatest Victory, Britain’s Worst Defeat: The Capture of Singapore 1942

£48.00 (GBP)

Japan’s Greatest Victory, Britain’s Worst Defeat: The Capture of Singapore 1942/Masanobu Tsuji. Spellmount Publishers Limited. Hardcover. 1997. Out of print. Condition: As new, very slight creasing to edge of dust jacket. ISBN 1873376758

Within a seven hour period in early December 1941, the Japanese armed forces moved against PearlHarbour, the Philippines, Wake Island, Hong Kong and the most formidable objective of all, the MalayaPeninsula and the city fortress of Singapore. By the end of the 100 day campaign, a British Empire army of 130,000 men had been conquered by a Japanese force of just 60,000.

Colonel Masanobu Tsuji was the Director of Planning and Operations Staff, 25th Japanese Army, Malaya and the mastermind behind the capture of Singapore, and this book tells the story of its planning and execution in his own words. Illustrated with maps, diagrams and contemporary photographs, this is a remarkable insider’s account of the Japanese on the move and at the height of their power.

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