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APD Singapore and the Singapore Heritage Society invites you to the book launch of The Fall of Singapore – 90 Days: November 1941-February 1942, by Justin Corfield and Robin Corfield.

The book will be officially launched by Ms Dahlia Shamsuddin, President of the Singapore Heritage Society. Justin Corfield will be present to sign copies.

As seats are limited, please register early at: http://fallofsingapore.eventbrite.com/

Venue: Imagination Room, Level 5, National Library Building

Date: 19 May 2012 (Saturday)

Start Time: 10.00 am

Admission is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

As seats are limited, please register early at: http://fallofsingapore.eventbrite.com/

About the Book

This book provides a day-by-day history of the Malayan Campaign and the Fall of Singapore from the first alerts  as the British prepare to move their forces  onto a war footing on 29 November, through  the fighting, and the Japanese Surrender, through to the Japanese imposing their rule in Singapore on 26 February – a total of 90 days. For each of the 90 days, all the major developments – military and political – are detailed along with information on every Allied soldier who died on that day.

With the Malayan Campaign and the Fall of Singapore symbolizing the end of British power  in Southeast Asia, and also the beginning of the end of the British Empire,  this book draws  from army war diaries,  published histories of the campaign, biographies and autobiographies of people involved, and family stories, as well as visiting most of the places connected with the conflict. Accompanying the text are over 2000 maps and illustrations,  including many provided by families and never before published.

You can find more information on the book here: http://www.apdsing.com/Talisman%20Web/The%20Fall%20of%20Singapore.htm

About the Authors

Justin Corfield was born in England, and has been interested in the Malayan Campaign and the fall of Singapore for most of his life. He was educated at St Paul’s School, London, the University of Hull, and completed his doctorate at Monash University. His father, Robin Corfield was a school boy in Australia during World War II; and his mother’s family lived in Singapore during the fighting and the subsequent Japanese Occupation; with one great-uncle serving in the Straits Settlements Volunteer Force. Robin and Justin Corfield have both written extensively on military history, Robin Corfield being awarded the Order of Australian Medal for his work on the Battle of Fromelles in World War I. They co-authored the Encyclopedia of Singapore (2006), the first encyclopedia on the country, before starting work on The Fall of Singapore. Robin Corfield died on 9 October 2010.

As seats are limited, please register early at: http://fallofsingapore.eventbrite.com/

We hope to see you there!

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