Final Hours in the Pacific

The Allied Surrenders of Wake Island, Bataan, Corregidor, Hong Kong and Singapore

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About the Book

From December 7, 1941, until the Battle of Midway in June 1942, the war with Japan was a losing one. It was to be the darkest period of the almost four-year war. During those days, no times were more trying than the final hours for the men trapped on Wake Island, Bataan, Corregidor, Hong Kong and Singapore. This book, outlining the bitter end to their ordeals, covers the crucial days and final hours that led to their surrender, a capitulation that would shock the free world.

About the Author(s)

Donald J. Young is a military historian, author and lecturer on the pre–Midway period of World War II in the Pacific. He is a retired educator living in Vista, California.

Bibliographic Details

Donald J. Young

Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 191
Bibliographic Info: 31 maps, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2011
pISBN: 978-0-7864-5938-4
eISBN: 978-0-7864-6231-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Introduction      1

1. Wake Island’s Final Hours      3
2. Bataan’s Final Hours      43
3. Corregidor’s Final Hours      87
4. Hong Kong’s Final Hours      129
5. Singapore’s Final Hours      145

Chapter Notes      175
Bibliography      177
Index      179