This book finally makes it possible for the English language reader to understand the character and personality, the inhumanity but also the humanity, of the army that inflicted on the British Empire its most humiliating military disaster. --Brian Farrell, National University of Singapore
... a great Western historian who really and deeply understood Japan and the Japanese. --Hara Fujio (Nanzan University, Japan) on the late Henry Frei
This ought to be widely read. --Raymond Callahan, author of 'The Worst Disaster: The Fall of Singapore'
About the Author
Henry FREI was Swiss by birth, and was a scholar of Japanese with a particular interest in Japan's wartime advance to the south. He taught for many years at Tsukuba University in Japan before his death in 2002.