Japan's Greatest Victory/ Britain's Greatest Defeat

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Da Capo Press, 22.10.1997 - 271 Seiten
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The fall of Singapore was the worst defeat ever suffered by the British Empire; this dramatic account emphasizes the initiative and tactics that enabled 60,000 Japanese to defeat 130,000 British.
 

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War Without Preparation
1
The Doro Nawa Unit
2
Southward Advance? Northward Thrust?
11
Hasty Operations Orders
19
Whirlwind to the South
21
Army Commander Yamashita
27
A Secret Reconnaissance
33
Orthodox or Unorthodox Tactics?
42
The Fall of the Federal Capital
144
Are the Osaka Soldiers Weak?
147
The Bicyclists
149
PART FIVE 36 Ammunition Supplies
152
The Pursuit Sustained
155
Breaking Through Gemas
158
Command of the Skies
161
Is Jealousy the Monopoly of Women?
162

The Army and Navy Operations Agreement
46
A Dream Plan
51
Towards Embarkation
53
PART TWO 12 The Threshold of Fate
59
Singoras Waves Are High
64
The Collapse of a Dream
67
The Assault on Kota Bharu
75
The Last of the British Far Eastern Squadron
78
A Death in Bangkok
84
PART THREE 18 Breakthrough on the Jitra Line
88
Extraordinary Tactics
92
A Chance Exploit
98
The Churchill Supplies
105
Advancing with the Calendar
107
The Capture of Penang Ill 24 The Perak River Obstacle
112
Crossing the Perak River
117
Dying Wishes to a Beloved Wife
121
SmallBoat Operations Dumbfound the Enemy
125
New Years Eve on the Battlefield
127
That Which One Sows
131
A Thrust Through the Jungle
134
Divergent Opinions
136
Two Young Warriors
139
Mopping Up Bakri
165
The Arrival of the Assault Groups
168
Deep Emotion in Johore Bahru
171
PART SIX 44 Singaporethe Pivot
177
The Plan of Capture
180
The Battle Plan for the Assault
182
To the Heights of the Imperial Palace
186
Distressing Preparations
188
A Demonstration to Mislead the Enemy
191
The Blue Signal Flares
194
The Only Mistake
198
Slaughter on Bukit Timah
204
Welcoming the Kigen Festival
205
The True Spirit
211
Hoisting the White Flag
216
PART SEVEN 56 Rushing the Camera
221
Warning Against Celebration
223
Sharing the Joy
224
Citations
229
Read This Alone And the War Can Be Won
237
The East Asia Federation Movement
270
The British Garrison in Malaya
271
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