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The War Against Japan. Volume I: the Loss of Singapore and Allied Military Administration of Italy, 1943-1945
The War Against Japan. Volume I: the Loss of Singapore and Allied Military Administration of Italy, 1943-1945
By Major-General S. Woodburn Kir and Others and C. R. S. Harris
H.M.S.O., British Information Services and H.M.S.O., British Information Services, 1957, 568479 pp

These two important studies are volumes in the official History of the Second World War, United Kingdom Military Series. The first deals with the tragic and disastrous early months of the war against Japan--the fall of Hong Kong and Malaya, the sinking of the Prince of Wales and the Repulse, and the surrender of Singapore. In the second volume, part of a series on Civil Affairs and Military Government, the tide of battle has turned in Europe and we follow the fortunes of that remarkable achievement of Anglo-American coöperation--A.M.G.