The Battle for Singapore
Peter Thompson

The Battle for Singapore

The Fall of Singapore in February 1942 is a military disaster of enduring fascination and seemingly unshakable myth. For the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the island, Peter Thompson tells the true story of the Malayan Campaign, the Siege of Singapore and the Japanese Occupation through the eyes of those who were there - the soldiers of all nationalities and members of Singapore's beleaguered population.

Book Details:

  • Author: Peter Thompson
  • Published Year: 2005
  • Rights Sold
    • UK: Piatkus
Peter Thompson

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

  • "Mixing panoramic and oral history, Thompson punctuates his chronicle of the campaign and occupation with first-hand accounts that are often eye-poppingly vivid."
    The Guardian
  • "An enthralling and perceptive account which never loses sight of the human cost of the tragedy."
    Yorkshire Post
  • "a stylishly pacy, dramatic and vivid narrative, enlivened by survivors' first-hand accounts which will hook the most casual of readers."