Kill the Tiger: Written with Robert Macklin
Peter Thompson

Kill the Tiger: Written with Robert Macklin

In the last few months of 1944 a group of British and Australian commandos set off on the biggest behind-the-lines operation of the Pacific War. Their mission: to devastate Singapore Harbour by destroying the Japanese ships at anchor. Operation Rimau was designed as a body blow to the Japanese but it ended in disaster. This gripping narrative tells what happened to the Rimau commandos in their courageous fight against their Japanese pursuers in the South China Sea. It names the men who betrayed them in their hour of need and uncovers the political chicanery that hid the true story for years to come.

Book Details:

  • Author: Peter Thompson
  • Published Year: 2002
  • Rights Sold
    • Australia: Hodder

Peter Thompson

Peter Thompson, born in Melbourne, joined the London Daily Mirror in 1966. He was a Fleet Street journalist for twenty years, rising to night editor and deputy editor of the Daily Mirror, editor of the Sunday Mirror and a director of Mirror Group Newspapers. In 1988 Thompson was the first Mirror Group editor to break ranks and expose the criminality of his boss Robert Maxwell. Thompson’s first book, Maxwell: A Portrait of Power, written with former Mirrorman and fellow Australian Anthony Delano, detailed the publishing tycoon’s rise to power through acts of fraud, deception and ...
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Book Reviews

  • "The pair who wrote The Battle of Brisbane are back to capitalise on that well-received book. What went wrong with the mission to destroy Japanese ships in Singapore is a yarn that gives these authors scope for their enthusiastic skills."
    The Courier-Mail, Brisbane
  • "Thompson and Macklin, who were responsible for the acclaimed The Battle of Brisbane, investigate a daring World War II raid on Singapore Harbour in late 1944."
    Sunday Times, Perth
  • "Kill the Tiger details one of Australia's most ambitious and heroic commando operations in all our years of war. The story that follows is one of courage, betrayal and the political chicanery that hid the real story behind years of red tape and bureaucratic lies."
    Geelong Advertiser