Decade of Change - Malaya and the Straits Settlements 1936-1945
Brian C. Cooper
200 pages, 150 X 210 mm, ISBN - 9812180621
black & white illustrations
Price - S$35.00 Availability - in print
It took just 70 days for British benevolent rule over Malaya & Singapore to end in a humiliating defeat at the hands of the Japanese, later to be replaced with the Greater East Asian Co Prosperity Sphere - its motto "Asia for Asians". Incompetence, corruption and terror ensued in contradiction to Japanís military brilliance. When the Rising Sun finally set, the white manís defeat gave birth to a fervor of Nationalism.