WW2 Why Singapore Fell by General Bennett

WW2 Why Singapore Fell by General Bennett

Why Singapore Fell ' by Lieutenant General Henry Gordon Bennett.

More details


Availability: Available In Stock Brisbane

Warning: Last items in stock!

1944 1st edition ' Why Singapore Fell ' by Lieutenant General Henry Gordon Bennett.
This is Gordon Bennett's challenging account of the AIF's 8th Division and the campaign against the Japanese in Malaya during 1941-1942. It deals directly with the experience of the Australian troops on the mainland, and provides a context for the actions they were engaged in. This detail is taken directly from Gordon Bennett's war diary and his memory ... after all he wrote this book it is 64 years old. There is much valuable detail relating to the Battle conditions being undertaken by the Australian Battalions leading up to the Fall of Singapore. Of course, Gordon Bennett's main reason for writing this book which was published in 1944 was to justify his escape from Singapore just after the surrender. Thus, he provides much detail as to WHY Singapore FELL in the first place.

After reading the book I think Gordon Bennett was correct to escape. After all MacArthur did the same and was hailed a hero. At the time of the surrender it could have been deemed that it was a much more dangerous situation to try and escape. The Japanese POW hell had not taken place. Certainly MacArthur left the Phillipines and no question was made of his action. Gordon Bennett did provide valuable information regarding Japanese battle tactics. This info was distributed to the troops. But his Singapore Escape was the end of his military career. Should not be Forgotten that Gordon Bennett had an outstanding 1st War record dating back to Gallipoli .

  • Weight in grams: 500
  • Total Pages: 262
  • Publication Date: 1944
  • Dimensions in mm : 144 x 220 x 25
  • Cover Soft (SB) or Hardback (HB): Heavy Hard Boards with Dust Jacket
  • Comment: 1st edition
  • Book Condition: Used book : excellent condition for age

No customer comments for the moment.

Only registered users can post a new comment.


No products

Shipping $0
Total $0

Cart Check out


Save Postage

Our eBay feedbacks

  • f***l

    Arrived in record time and in perfect knick. Awesome seller, great products.

  • j***n

    Excellent eBay seller, fast postage, item well packed, many thanks. AAA+++

  • a***l

    very happy. excellent book

  • h***e

    Item as described, well packed & Posted Fast.A+Seller

  • l***r

    good service

  • l***r

    good service

  • o***_

    Thank you for a pleasant transaction!

  • c***p

    Very happy would buy again from this seller 5 stars

  • i***h

    item arrived Wed.well packed as usual,thankyou

  • s***a

    Awesome Thankyou

  • m***r

    All good, well packaged, fast delivery, highly recommend seller

  • e***e

    °¨¨Great Seller (¯`'•.¸Perfect !!¸.•'´¯) ¨°º©©º°¨¨¨°º©©º°¨Thanks !! ¨°º

  • a***t

    Great seller, prompt postage, thanks

  • i***t

    +good transaction & product

  • 1***8

    Many thanks for the $26 Credit Voucher - Cheers Ross E. Smith, OAM, JP

  • 7***b

    Excellent item, communication and delivery. Highly recommended

  • c***p

    Very Happy would buy again 5 stars

  • s***c


  • s***c


  • l***b

    All good Thanks

  • n***1

    Item Arrived extremely quickly. Excellent Ebay Seller. AAAAA+++++

  • r***i

    Fantastic service. The service was excellent and postage was also excellent.

  • 5***5

    top service

  • 8***d

    Very cool, fast shipping, very satisfied! AAA++++