Forgotten Armies: The Fall of British Asia, 1941-1945

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Allen Lane, 2004 - 554 من الصفحات
The vast crescent of British-ruled territories from India down to Singapore appeared in the early stages of the Second World War a massive asset in the war with Germany, providing huge quantities of soldiers and raw materials and key part of an impregnable global network denied to the Nazis. Within a few weeks in 1941-2 a Japanese invasion had destroyed all this, almost effortlessly taking the impregnable fortress' of Singapore with its 80,000 strong garrison, and sweeping through South and Southeast Asia to the frontier of India itself. This revolutionary, absolutely gripping book brings to life the entire experience of South and Southeast Asia in this extraordinary period, telling the story from an Indian, Burmese, Chinese or Malay perspective as much as from that of the British or Japanese.

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معاينة المستخدمين  - setnahkt - LibraryThing

A pleasant surprise. Ordered sight-unseen; I figured from the title it would be about the Malaya campaign, the battles in Burma, Imphal and Kohima, and the final Japanese retreat. As it turns out ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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معاينة المستخدمين  - Shrike58 - LibraryThing

Bayly & Harper are at their best writing about the social situation in Britain's Asian holdings on the verge of the deluge, on the initial period of Japanese occupation, and on how the subject ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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