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eBook Singapore's Dunkirk: The Aftermath of the Fall ePub

by Geoffrey Brooke

  • ISBN: 0850529719
  • Category: Leaders and Notable People
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Geoffrey Brooke
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword (August 19, 2003)
  • Pages: 272
  • ePub book: 1573 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1481 kb
  • Other: docx lit mobi mbr
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 943

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Singapore's Dunkirk book.

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All books are picked, packed and dispatched from the United Kingdom. Ex-Library: This is an ex-Library copy. Educated at Dartmouth Naval College, Geoffrey Brook made the Royal Navy his career

All books are picked, packed and dispatched from the United Kingdom. Educated at Dartmouth Naval College, Geoffrey Brook made the Royal Navy his career. He served on the mighty Prince of Wales and made a daring escape from Singapore, via Sumatra and 37 days later to Ceylon in a small malay boat. He served on the Arctic convoys and in the Far East. An Olympic pentathlete he went into advertising after he left the Navy. He is the author of two other books and has written numerous articles for magazines and journals. Now retired he lives at Balcombe in Sussex.

Educated at Dartmouth Naval College, Geoffrey Brook made the Royal Navy his career.

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When Singapore fell so ignominiously to the Japanese in February 1942 many tens of thousands of men, women and .

When Singapore fell so ignominiously to the Japanese in February 1942 many tens of thousands of men, women and children were left to their own devices. It was truly 'every man for himself'. To stay in Singapore meant certain captivity and every probability of barbarity at the hands of the Japanese that so many tried to escape. This book tells of some of the remarkable and shocking experiences that lay in store for those who chose this option. The only way out was by sea and every sort of craft was pressed into service

Free 2-day shipping People today know of the evacuation of British troops from Dunkirk as it is. .I recommend this book to anyone interested in the Second World War in general, and the war in South-East Asia in particular.

People today know of the evacuation of British troops from Dunkirk as it is documented well and lives on in the public's mind. The last days before Singapore fell on 15 February 1942, is less well known, yet it can be said to be a far greater story of human suffering, resilience and endeavour.

When Singapore fell so ignominiously to the Japanese in February 1942 many tens of.Additional information. The only way out was by sea and every sort of craft was pressed into service.

This book is dedicated to Walter, Anthea, Colin, Sheila and Kim Brook. The boy Ozi readjusted his headgear as he led the others through the pulverized landscape of the Tommy-bombed city. You will be called the repairer of broken walls. He wore the English hard-helmet he’d stolen from the back of a truck near the Alster. Although it was not as stylish as the American or even the Russian helmets he had in his collection, it fitted him the best and helped him swear in English when he wore it, just like the Tommy sergeant he’d seen shouting at the prisoners at Hamburg’s Dammtor station: ‘Oi!

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Not Everyone Escaped at Dunkirk

Not Everyone Escaped at Dunkirk. This Is What Happened After the Rescue. Not Everyone Escaped at Dunkirk. General Alan Brooke returned to France to command the few remaining British units and judged the situation untenable. Paris fell on June 14. Related. Brilliantly spinning the defeat at Dunkirk into an expression of the Dunkirk spirit, Churchill urged his people to display the grit of the British troops and the can-do attitude of civilians who volunteered their ships for the rescue operation. He quickly replaced the equipment lost in France.

When Singapore fell so ignominiously to the Japanese in February 1942, many tens of thousands of men, women and children were left to their own devices. It was truly 'every man for himself'. To stay in Singapore meant certain captivity and every probability of barbarity at the hands of the Japanese, that many tried to escape. This book tells of some of the remarkable and shocking experiences that lay in store for those who chose this option. The only way out was by sea and every sort of craft was pressed into service. Ahead lay terrible dangers; storm, shipwreck, piracy, capture by a merciless enemy, starvation and death through lack of water, to name but some. This is a shocking and inspiring book that embraces great courage, extraordinary endurance, appalling atrocities and even cannibalism. The author was one of those who made it to safety.

Comments

Mikarr Mikarr
This was an excellent book about a horrible string of political and military decisions. The individual efforts, heroism and failures of humanity are mixed into an exceptionally credible and spellbinding piece of writting. I lived in Sumatra, for years, and it was compelling to follow the routes of attempted and successful routes via the rivers and islands and villages that I was familiar with.
The author covered the politicians, officers, enlisted men, nurses, enemy, allies and civilians equally. Just a beautiful job of getting the reader into the emotion of these events.
Cordann Cordann
I could only read in batches as this so heart rending. True courage in the face of impossible odds and brutal savagery of the Japanese. This is the definitive and authentic experiences of a survivor. Very well balanced account. This is one of the five best books I have ever read and I have read I would guess over ten thousand. The story is especially poignant as my Dad escaped via the same route.