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Kill the Tiger: Operation Rimau and the Battle for Southeast Asia [Paperback]

Peter Thompson , Robert Macklin
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8 Jun 2007
In the closing stages of WWII a group of top British and Australian commandos were selected for the biggest covert operation of the Pacific War. Operation Rimau (Malay for "Tiger") was an ambitious plan to penetrate Singapore Harbour in top-secret one-man submarines called "Sleeping Beauties" and launch an attack on 60 Japanese ships at anchor.

Led by a Harrow-educated veteran, Lieutenant Colonel Ivan Lyon, Operation Rimau was designed as a body blow to the Japanese. But, as the commandos infiltrated Japanese-occupied waters near Singapore, things went horribly wrong.

Due to bureaucratic fumbling and incompetence, the submarine detailed to pick up the men did not arrive. All of them were captured and eventually executed by the Japanese. The authors reveal for the first time what really happened to the Rimau commandos, their betrayal and brave last stand.



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  • Paperback: 306 pages
  • Publisher: Maverick House (8 Jun 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905379390
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905379392
  • Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 12.8 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 830,996 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'...an amazing story...'
-- The Weekly News

'The shocking betrayals provide so much of the impact of Kill the Tiger.' -- - Canberra Times

'The shocking betrayals provide so much of the impact of Kill the Tiger.' -- Canberra Times

'This is the truth about Operation Rimau. It is written in anger, and justifiably so.' -- - Daily Telegraph

'This is the truth about Operation Rimau. It is written in anger, and justifiably so.' -- The Daily Telegraph

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'This is the truth about Operation Rimau. It is written in anger, and justifiably so.'

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4.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent 5 Mar 2007
By Dave J.
Format:Paperback
There has been major motion pictures created on less daring fiction than the heroism described within this book, a fact which has forced me to remind myself that the events which are vividly described are actually true!

The amount of research that has obviously gone into the creation of this novel is amazing and the justified anger in which the authors describe the treatment of those concerned leaves an aftertaste that is hard to forget.

In short, a must-read that I found hard to put down and even harder to forget.

Dave J.
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