Sinister Twilight: The Fall of Singapore (Updated Edition)

Author(s): Noel Barber

Second Hand Military History

Published to international acclaim in 1968, Noel Barber's account of the fall of Singapore remains the best account of this, Britain's greatest military defeat. In just ten weeks, Malaya was overrun and the 'fortress' of Singapore surrendered to a Japanese army that found itself outnumbered by the 100,000+ British and Commonwealth prisoners. Written at a time when he could still interview many of the senior officers as well as ordinary soldiers caught up in this disaster, Noel Barber's account reveals how peacetime complacency prevailed in Singapore up to the very moment the Japanese onslaught began.


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Noel Barber has enchanted millions of readers with his bestselling novels. These powerfully exotic novels have each become timeless classics in which he drew upon his own experience as one of the leading foreign correspondents from the '40s to '60s working on the Daily Mail. He was the first Briton to reach the South Pole since Scott, was stabbed five times covering the wars in Morocco, and was shot during the Hungarian uprising. He died in 1988.

General Fields

  • : 9780099559603
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Vintage
  • : 0.171
  • : August 1988
  • : 2 Centimeters X 11 Centimeters X 17.7 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Noel Barber
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 288