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  1. Defence and Decolonisation in South-East Asia

    Britain, Malaya and Singapore 1941-1967

    By Karl Hack

    This book explains why British defence policy and practice emerged as it did in the period 1941-67, by looking at the overlapping of colonial, military, economic and Cold War factors in the area. Its main focus is on the 1950s and the decolonisation era, but it argues that the plans and conditions...

    To Be Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Forgotten Captives in Japanese-Occupied Asia

    Edited by Kevin Blackburn, Karl Hack

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Experiences of captivity in Japanese-occupied Asia varied enormously. Some prisoners of war (POWs) were sent to work in Japan, others to toil on the ‘Death Railway’ between Burma and Thailand. Some camps had death rates below 1 per cent, others of over 20 per cent. While POWs were deployed far and...

    Published October 12th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Colonial Armies in Southeast Asia

    Edited by Tobias Rettig, Karl Hack

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Colonial armies were the focal points for some of the most dramatic tensions inherent in Chinese, Japanese and Western clashes with Southeast Asia. The international team of scholars take the reader on a compelling exploration from Ming China to the present day, examining their conquests,...

    Published September 13th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Did Singapore Have to Fall?

    Churchill and the Impregnable Fortress

    By Karl Hack, Kevin Blackburn

    This book provides a sophisticated summary of up-to-date knowledge on the Fall of Singapore, including the critical tensions between Churchill and local commanders. A focus on the role of Churchill, and on his understanding of the guns and Singapore's fortifications, makes the Fortress central to...

    Published September 21st 2005 by Routledge

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