HURRICANES OVER SINGAPORE:
RAF, RNZAF AND NEI FIGHTERS IN ACTION AGAINST THE JAPANESE OVER THE ISLAND AND THE NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES, 1942 |
by Brian Cull with Paul Sortehaug.
Publisher: Grub Street
Publish Date: 2004
Description: 256 pages,20 pages of photos,maps. The Hurricanes went into action over Singapore on 20 January 1942 and the last two aircraft made the final flight at Java on 8 March that year. During the intervening time the Hurricane pilots and ground crew – British, New Zealanders, Australians, Canadians, Dutch and Americans – gave their all, with many making the supreme sacrifice. The majority of survivors would spend the next 3 ½ years as prisoners of the Japanese – and some of their heart-rending stories are detailed here.This expertly researched account, the most comprehensive to date, and accompanied by rare photographs, is told wherever possible by the pilots themselves, the majority of whom were young and inexperienced. Their efforts should not be forgotten and this book is a dispassionate tribute to those who fell in battle, those who died as prisoners and those who survived the trials and tribulations of imprisonment.
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Binding: Hard Cover
ID Number: 11837