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    In February 1942 The British Empire lost Singapore and with it Malaya to the Japanese It was a Humiliating defeat at the time made worse over the years as it came out that the Japanese had accomplished this feat of arms with fewer actual troops than the Commonwealth had possessed in theatre Written in 1968 just as the flow of good Japanese Memoirs and papers were hitting their peak 20 years past the war the author Swinson makes the most of the Ballantine's illustrated History of WWII 160 page format to tell both side of the story The British are the bungling distracted WWII in Europe was kind of a big deal road bound poorly led stodgy defenders we have come know from any history of this campaign But the Japanese are both the wily jungle mastering aggressive and ruthless fighters portrayed elsewhere and an army with commanders fighting each other and HQ not being supportive and most importantly supplies of low quality and running out We get to see two shoe string operations battle it out the better led coherent force winning as it will often doMy father was a vet of the ReconquestLiberation of the Pacific in the American Army with a survivor's guilt about the POWs left in Japanese hands from the early defeats Thus this period has always been a difficult period for me to read about I can feel the desperation of fighting the Japanese and the horror of being caught by them So this read was harrowing albeit brief The Japanese out wit and outfight one of my favourite Armies that of the Raj and Australia The Japanese used tanks air power and superior jungle fighting techniques to infiltrate Allied Positions outflank them or sometimes just overwhelm them with fire Tommies Sepoys and Aussies kept on retreating down the Malayan peninsular until they were on the Island of Singapore only to find the vaunted Gibraltar of the Pacific Had not been Fortified on the Land Side Really The resultant surrender seems preordained but was an incredible shock around the world This is a great little book for the Junior reader the market for whom the series was created I started reading these when I was about 8 so any kid that age or above will like this book chock full as it is with BW pics Maps diagrams and line drawing of gear and uniforms For the GamerModellerMilitary Enthusiast a nice little book All you need to start an armygame or take a look at a campaign A Bolt ActionFlames Of WarChain Of Command player would be well served to get these books especially if WWII is not their main area of gaming these little books catch you up quickly A nice quick read on an interesting topic compelling and short