Singapore's Dunkirk: The Aftermath of the Fall (Paperback)

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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. 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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781473822917
ISBN-10: 1473822912
Publisher: Pen & Sword Military
Publication Date: July 30th, 2014
Pages: 272
Language: English