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The Syonan Years: Singapore Under Japanese Rule 1942-1945


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Lee Geok Boi



The Japanese Occupation in Singapore was a part of the theatre of the Asia-Pacific War and the Second World War, which was part of the still larger human drama of the twentieth century—the century of total war. Six decades after the Japanese defeat, there is continuing debate on how the war has been remembered or, in some cases, forgotten. Bringing together a wealth of historical materials concerning the Occupation as well as its beginnings and aftermath, and weaving them into a compelling narrative, this book provides readers a wide perspective on the most traumatic period in Singapore’s history.

“In scope and specificity, (this) is one of the most ambitious releases in the past year or so and should be read by anyone who cares about why Singapore is the way it is today…There is the added fillip of fresh wartime photographs from Japanese magazines, acquired only recently by the National Archives here.”
The Straits Times

Format: Flexi-bound
Size: 215 x 280mm
Pages: 352pp
Published: December 2005

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