SINGAPORE: The Japanese Version by Col. Masanobu Tsuji

SINGAPORE: The Japanese Version

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KIRKUS REVIEW

For what is probably the first time, American readers have available the terrible, tragic story of the fall of Singapore, told through Japanese eyes. In a publishing year filled with volumes about, or referring to, the Singapore debacle, this contribution is a most welcome one. The man who tells the story actually helped plan the ""blitzkrieg on bicycles"" which took the Japanese Army to the very gates of the great city in less than 2 months. Here he tells how his planning was effected, how Japanese intelligence officers infiltrated Southeast Asia disguised as laborers, and how the final invasion was mounted and launched. Marked by a detached, intellectual style characteristic of many brilliant staff officers, Tsuji's book, though onesided in its point of view, is a highly readable contribution to World War II literature. Valuable appendix of technical information, instructions to Japanese soldiers, lists of citations, and so on.

Pub Date: Oct. 2nd, 1961
Publisher: St Martin's Press