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Sinister Twilight: The Fall of Singapore Paperback – 1 Mar 1970


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5.0 out of 5 stars A Sinister Twilight: The Fall of Singapore, 1942 9 Aug. 2011
By D. M. Read - Published on Amazon.com
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This eye-opening account of the fall of Singapore in 1942, by Noel Barber, was recommended by a fellow Kossack after I posted a diary on dailykos.com entitled "Bygone Days in A British Crown Colony."

I ordered the book from Amazon's used books department and it was delivered very quickly. Reading it brought back so many memories! The weird thing is, my family missed all that by just 10 years--we arrived in Singapore in 1952, long after the Japanese were gone.

This book was well-written and suspenseful; reading it was like reading a novel. Noel Barber apparently was a journalist to begin with. I enjoyed the wealth of detail and the political analysis. All in all, a thoroughly good read. I'd recommend it to anyone who has ever lived in Singapore, past or present.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great tale of politics over tactics. 6 Nov. 2015
By William Thomasson - Published on Amazon.com
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Fantastic book that was extremely well written with insights into military as well as civilian events. The glaring mistakes, that led to disastrous consequences, are exposed. This book should serve as a handbook for the crafting of military strategy and the avoidance of interference by politics. Administrative focus on 'morale' of the populace as well as the troops, took precedence over realistic defensive tactics. A great look into spin vs reality.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 8 Jan. 2015
By Thomas - Published on Amazon.com
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The book was in worse shape than advertised, but still readable.
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