STRIKE HARD AND DISAPPEAR – Anti-Japanese Resistance in British Malaya 1941-1943

(第二次世界大战期间中国在马来亚对日本的抵抗) Intelligence in prewar British Malaya was at best fragmentary and underfunded. Often undermined by personal rivalries and allegiances in the lead up to World War Two, what passed for British Intelligence in Southeast Asia relied heavily on the exclusivity of the 'old boy network'.[1] It was a network that laid the foundations of the … Continue reading STRIKE HARD AND DISAPPEAR – Anti-Japanese Resistance in British Malaya 1941-1943

Bananas in the Mist: Mementos of SOE in the Far East

Buried deep in the National Archives of Australia is an inconspicuous paper document.  An example of a relatively worthless August 1945 minted and circulated 100 Yen banknote known as Japanese invasion currency. Nothing too significant in that, given that following the Japanese Garrison's surrender in Singapore by 20 August, all occupation currencies immediately became worthless. … Continue reading Bananas in the Mist: Mementos of SOE in the Far East