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by Michael Tomlinson

  • ISBN: 0583128742
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  • Author: Michael Tomlinson
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services; New edition edition (September 20, 1979)
  • Pages: 224
  • ePub book: 1364 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1340 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
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Michael Tomlinson, an Englishman who was posted in Ceylon with the Royal Air Force in 1942, later wrote the definitive book about .

Michael Tomlinson, an Englishman who was posted in Ceylon with the Royal Air Force in 1942, later wrote the definitive book about those fateful weeks. Its title,The Most Dangerous Moment, was derived from a remark by British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill. Looking back later, Churchill said the most dangerous moment of the Second World War, and the moment that caused him the most alarm, was when the formidable Japanese fleet was approaching Ceylon.

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The Ceylon Daily News of 1942 had a headline making story which reads thus: Colombo and the . In his scintillating war memories the author of, The Most Dangerous Moment, Michael Tomlinson remembers his days in Ceylon. He was RAF Station Intelligence Officer at Ratmalana.

The Ceylon Daily News of 1942 had a headline making story which reads thus: Colombo and the suburbs were attacked yesterday at 8 o’clock in the morning by 75 enemy aircraft which came in waves from the sea. Twenty-five of the raiders were shot down, while 25 more were damaged. Dive-bombing and low-flying machine-gun attacks were made in the harbour and Ratmalana areas. A medical establishment in the suburbs was also bombed.

In early April 1942, a little-known episode of World War II took place, said by Sir Winston Churchill to be the most dangerous moment of the war,� when the Japanese made their only major offensive westwards into the Indian Ocean. Historian Sir Arthur Bryant said, A Japanese naval victory in April 1942 would have given Japan total control of the Indian Ocean, isolated the Middle East and brought down the Churchill government.

Occupation of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) would not only provide the Japanese a springboard . Books related to The Most Dangerous Moment of the War.

Occupation of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) would not only provide the Japanese a springboard into India but control of the essential convoy routes to Europe and the Western Desert. And aside from the British Eastern Fleet, the Indian Ocean lay undefended. In April 1942 a Japanese fleet led by six aircraft carriers, four battleships and 30 other ships sailed into the Bay of Bengal. After the war Churchill said that potential disaster was averted by the actions of one pilot, Squadron Leader . Birchall, who in his Catalina flying boat spotted the Japanese warships massing some 350 miles from Ceylon.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and . In April 1942 a Japanese fleet led by six aircraft carriers, four battleships and 30 other ships sailed into the Bay of Bengal

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Occupation of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) would not only provide the Japanese a springboard into India but control of the essential convoy routes to Europe and the Western Desert.