Road to Disaster

‘Tomforce’ evader; Lieutenant Mike Ashton (1920- 2016), seen here in 1939, was the only one of a dozen men to make it safely through Japanese lines

In a last-gasp attempt to stall the Japanese invasion of Singapore, a hastily assembled force of newly-arrived British troops was pitched into action. Steve Snelling tells a story of desperate defiance and a bloody baptism of fire on the road to inglorious defeat 75 years ago.

Defending Singapore: 1942

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