July 1945 – only two things stand between Britain and the recapture of Singapore: a pair of gigantic Japanese warships sitting imperiously in the Johor Strait, their enormous guns dominating all sea and land approaches to the island. King George VI’s cousin, Lord Mountbatten, the man who sent in the Cockleshell Heroes in 1942, orders the ships destroyed – at any cost.
Being born in the army garrison town of Colchester in 1974, it was perhaps inevitable that Mark Felton should develop an interest in military history. After university and a stint in the civil service he later gained a master’s degree and a PhD at the University of Essex.
After working as a university lecturer he moved with his wife to China in 2005 where he continued to teach.
He has authored over a dozen books, many receiving national and international attention and also writes regularly for several major history magazines on both sides of the Atlantic.
After living and wor...
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