Military history

Disaster in the Far East 1940-1942

Disaster in the Far East 1940-1942

Despatches in this volume include reports from the Far East between October 1940 and December 1941, by Air Chief Marshal Sir Robert Brooke-Popham; the despatch on operations in Hong Kong between 8 and 25 December 1941, by Major-General C.M. Maltby, General Officer Commanding British Troops in China; the report on the air operations during the campaigns in Malaya and Netherland East Indies between December 1941 and March 1942; and the important despatch by Percival detailing the fall of Malaya and Fortress Singapore.

This unique collection of original documents will prove to be an invaluable resource for historians, students and all those interested in what was one of the most significant periods in British military history.

Introduction

Chapter 1. Air Chief Marshal Sir Robert Brooke-Popham’s Despatch on Operations from 17 October 1940 to 27 December 1941

Chapter 2. Major-General C.M. Maltby’s Despatch on Operations in Hong Kong, 8 December 1941 to 25 December 1941

Chapter 3. Lieutenant General Arthur Percival’s Despatch on Operations, 8 December 1941 to 15 February 1942

Chapter 4. Air Vice-Marshal Sir Paul Maltby’s Despatch on Air Operations during the campaigns in Malaya and Netherland East Indies, 8 December 1941 to 12 March 1942

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