Cosford, J. S.


(Irthlingborough), 1st ed., 1989. 202 pp., numerous photo-ills., + ills., maps & plans. D.j., 22 x 14cm. FINE. The author was born in Royston, Hertfordshire, in 1919. In 1939 he enlisted in the 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment, a unit of the Territorial Army which was part of the newly arrived 18th East Anglian Division. Mobilised in August 1939 he remained with that unit until 1946, serving with them during the last days of The Malayan Campaign and The Siege of Singapore. The author's story records the fighting for, and the fall of Singapore, and of the following long and arduous year as a Prisoner of War of the Japanese. The author concentrates on the problem the British soldier had of the day to day struggle to survive in the very harshest of circumstances.

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