Sinister Twilight

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19700817]

The fall and rise again of Singapore

The book by NOEL BARBER abridged as a five-part reading by MARJORIE BILBOW Read by Nigel Graham

1: The'Last Days of Peace

During the first week of December 1941 the people of Singapore enjoyed life as they had always done, untouched by the rigours of the war in Europe. But their untroubled existence was soon to come to a terrifying end.

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Book By: Noel Barber

Reading By: Marjorie Bilbow

Read By: Nigel Graham

Genome: [r4 Bd=19700818]

by NOEL BARBER

The fall and rise again of Singapore

Read by NIGEL GRAHAM

2: The Days of Inaction

Top-level bickering delays the provision of shore defences to protect the people of Singapore against the coming Japanese attack from the mainland.

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Unknown: Noel Barber

Genome: [r4 Bd=19700819]

by NOEL BARBER

The fall and rise again of Singapore

Read by NIGEL GRAHAM ‡ 3: The Days of Disaster

The people of Singapore, their numbers swollen by evacuees and wounded soldiers from upcountry, prepare for the enemy invasion. ' This will be one of the greatest scandals that could possibly be exposed ' (Winston Churchill).

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Unknown: Noel Barber

Read By: Nigel Graham

Genome: [r4 Bd=19700820]

by NOEL BARBER

The fall and rise again of Singapore

Read by NIGEL GRAHAM 4: The End of the Myth

The Japanese forces drive the Allied troops from the Malay Peninsula and launch their attack on Singapore Island. 'The honour of the British Empire and of the British Army is at stake' (Winston Churchill).

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Unknown: Noel Barber

Read By: Nigel Graham

Genome: [r4 Bd=19700821]

by NOEL BARBER

The fall and rise again of Singapore

Read by NIGEL GRAHAM

5: Surrender and Liberation

With food. water, ammunition, and petrol almost gone, the beleaguered citv of Singapore is forced to capitulate. The last toast is ' Absent Friends.' Dark years follow, but freedom is regained.

Produced by GRAHAM GAULD

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Unknown: Noel Barber