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Battlefield Guide: The Japanese Conquest of Malaya and Singapore


Ian Ward, with Ralph Modder
1991. Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Paperback. 36.7cm x 25.9cm (folded) 84.1 x 59.4 cm (full size)
All-colour map with photographs
ISBN 9789810012564

Product Description

Areca Books is making available this much sought-after educational poster guide to the Japanese invasion. This fold-up A1-size (84.1 x 59.4 cm) publication is Media Masters’ fully illustrated and documented guide to the Japanese conquest of Malaya and Singapore.  A unique illustrated chronicle in fold-out format, this guide relates the events of the 70 days from December 1941 to February 1942 that led to the fall of Malaya and Singapore and changed the face of Southeast Asia forever. It includes two detailed war maps and 122 historic pictures illustrating the chronology of events, as well as a day-by-day account of the military disaster that led to the Japanese occupation. Fresh perspectives are presented on the extraordinary battles and controversial strategies.  Essential reading for all with a sense of history.

About the Authors

Ian Ward was South East Asia correspondent for The Daily Telegraph, London, from 1962-1987. He spent a large part of these 25 years as a war correspondent covering regional conflicts — including the Vietnam War and the ‘second Emergency’ years in Malaysia. Ralph Modder is a veteran Singaporean writer and journalist who worked on newspapers and magazines in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. He was born in Chemor, Perak. At a young age he and his family came to live in Singapore where he was educated. He was in Singapore during the Japanese Occupation from 1942 to 1945.


Areca Books is making available this much sought-after educational poster guide to the Japanese invasion.

Additional Information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 36.7 x 25.9 x .1 cm