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By Rod Macdonald

The tragedy of the loss in 1941 of 2 Royal military capital ships, HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse, the center of Churchill’s deterrent strength Z, surprised the realm. Churchill had was hoping that sending a small robust squadron of ships to Singapore may deter a threatened jap invasion of Malaya and Thailand. He was once to be proved tragically fallacious. Denuded of airplane hide, strength Z used to be left disastrously uncovered to air assault. inside 8 days in their arrival at Singapore either ships have been sunk with large death in a mass assault by way of eighty five jap bombers. It was once the Royal Navy’s maximum loss in one engagement and the 1st time a contemporary battleship were sunk by means of air energy. With the naval strength on the backside of the ocean, and the RAF virtually burnt up in Malaya on day one, Singapore used to be left without air or sea security and fell months later. this can be the 1st e-book to discover intimately the wrecks of those vessels and grippingly narrates a precis of the japanese risk, citadel Singapore and the next eastern invasion. this present day the wrecks of those well-known British warships lie at the backside of the South China Sea, two hundred miles north of Singapore and 50 miles offshore. the writer used to be invited as a civilian specialist on an army day trip to dive and survey those wrecks and now, for the 1st time, the wrecks are printed as they're this present day. superbly illustrated with specifically commissioned artist’s illustrations of the wrecks, each is checked out intimately. the tale of the lack of those ships, and of the sacrifice of the lads who served in them, is remembered. This has been a private quest for the writer whose grandfather was once serving in Singapore while strength Z arrived. His spouse and the author’s father and brothers have been one of the final civilians evacuated from Singapore sooner than the ultimate siege. His grandfather was once taken into internment at Changi Gaol via the japanese and suffered there for 3 years until eventually Singapore used to be re-occupied through the British in 1945. Had the autumn of Singapore no longer occurred how it did the writer wouldn't be right here to put in writing this actually amazing book.

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