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A Sense of History:
a select bibliography on the history of Singapore

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Singapore, 1941-1945: 
The Japanese Occupation, 1942-1945: Personal Accounts


Allan, Sheila . Diary of a girl in Changi, 1941-45. Kenthurst, NSW: Kangaroo Press, 1994. 168p. [D805.12 All]

Bell, Leslie . Destined meeting. London: Odhams Press, 1959. 256p. [D805.12 Bel]

Bloom, Freddy . Dear Philip: a diary of captivity, Changi 1942:1945. London: Bodley Head, 1980. 157p. [D805.12 Blo]

Braddon, Russell . The naked island. London: Werner Laurie, 1952. 266p. [D805.12 Bra]

Caffrey, Kate . Out in the midday sun: Singapore 1941-45. London: Deutsch, 1974. 312p. [D767.55 Caf]

Chen, Su Lan . Remember Pompong and Oxley Rise. Singapore: Chen Su Lan Trust, 1969. 221p. [D767.5 Che]

Choy, Elizabeth . My autobiography as told to Shirle Gordon.  Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Sociological Research Institute, 1974. 74p. [DS599.51 Cho]

Corner, E. J. H.  Marquis, a tale of Syonan-to. Singapore: Heinemann Asia, 1981. 186p. [DS599.61]

Dally, Ann . Cicely: the story of a doctor. London: Gollancz, 1968. 238p. [DA566.9 Wil.D]

Dean, Penrod V.  Singapore samurai. East Roseville, NSW: Kangaroo Press, 1998. 160p. [D805.12 Dea]

Durrani, Mahmood Khan . The sixth column. London: Cassell, 1955. 367p. [DS596.4 Dur] 

Fusayama, Takao. Memoir of Takao Fusayama: a Japanese soldier in Malaya and Singapore. Bangi, Selangor: Penerbit Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 1997. 165p. [DS596.4 Fus]

Goh, Chor Boon . Living hell: story of a WWII survivor at the Death Railway. Singapore: Asiapac Books, 1999. 124p. A poignant account of the horrors of the Death Railway by Tan Choon Keng, a Singaporean who served as a hospital assistant in the “death camps” in Thailand from 1943 to 1945. [DS596.4 Goh]

Hastain, Ronald . White coolie. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1947. 302p. [D805.12 Has]

Hayter, John . Priest in prison: four years of life in Japanese-occupied Singapore, 1941-1945. Worthing, West Sussex: Churchman Pub., 1989. 312p. [DS596.4 Hay]

He, Wen-Lit . Syonan interlude. Singapore: Mandarin Paperbacks, 1991. x, 239p. [DS599.61 He]

Huxtable, Charles . From the Somme to Singapore: a medical officer in two World Wars. Tunbridge Wells, Kent. : Costello, 1988. 168p. [D805.12 Hux]

Jeffrey, Betty . White coolies. London: Angus & Robertson, 1954. 204p. [D805 *Indon.J]

Lewis, T. P. M.  Changi: the lost years: a Malayan diary 1941-1945. Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Historical Society, 1984. 314p. [D805.12 Lew]

Lim, Janet . Sold for silver: an autobiography. London: Collins, 1958. 255p. [DS599.51 Lim]

Low, N. I.  When Singapore was Syonan-to. Singapore: Eastern Universities Press, 1973. 134p. [DS599.61 Low]

Low, N. I.  & Cheng, H. M.  Singapore: our city of dreadful night. Singapore: City Book Store, 1947. 173p. [D767.5 Low]

McKenzie, Arthur. Singapore: we got away - or did we? Endinburgh, UK: Pentland Press, 1995. 157p. [D805 *Asi.Mck]

Nelson, David . The story of Changi, Singapore. West Perth: Changi Pub., 1974. 240p. [D805.12 Nel]

Parfitt, Iris G. J.  Jailbird jottings. Kuala Lumpur: Printed by Economy Printers, 1947. 84p. Drawings by a female internee of life in Changi gaol and Sime Road camp during the Japanese occupation. [D805.12 Par]

Russell-Roberts, Denis . Spotlight on Singapore. Douglas, Isle of Man: Times Press, 1965. 301p. [DS596.4 Rus]

Sheppard, Mubin . Taman budiman: memoirs of an unorthodox civil servant. Kuala Lumpur: Heinemann Educational Books, 1979. 278p. Has a chapter about his imprisonment and wartime experiences in Singapore. [DS595.6 She]

Shinozaki, Mamoru . My wartime experiences in Singapore. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 1973. 124p. [DS599.51 Shi]

Shinozaki, Mamoru . Syonan, my story: the Japanese occupation of Singapore. Singapore: Asia Pacific Press, 1975. 123p. [DS599.61 Shi]

Tan, Geoffrey . Escape from Battambang: a personal World War II experience. Singapore: Armour Publishing, 2001. 81p. [DS599.51 Tg]

Tan, Thoon Lip . Kempeitai kindness. Singapore: Malayan Law Journal, 1946. 142p. [DS599.6 Tan] 

Tompkins, Gladys . Three wasted years: women in Changi prison. Hamilton, N.Z.: Tompkins, 1977. 97p. [D805.12 Tom]

Traill, Henry Francis O'Brien . Some shape of beauty. Kuala Lumpur: The Incorporated Society of Planters, 1986. 113p. [D805.12 Tra]

Van Cuylenburg, John Bertram . Singapore: through sunshine and shadow. Singapore: Heinemann Asia, 1982. 264p. [DS599.51 Vanc]

Warner, Lavinia  & Sandilands, John . Women beyond the wire: a story of prisoners of the Japanese, 1942-1945. London: Joseph, 1982. 289p. [D810 Wom.W]

Yap, Pheng Geck . Scholar, banker, gentleman soldier: the reminiscences of Dr. Yap Pheng Geck. Singapore: Times Books International, 1982. 122p. [DS599.51 Yap]

Zhou, Mei . Elizabeth Choy: more than a war heroine: a biography. Singapore: Landmark Books, 1995. 164p. [DS599.51 Cho.Z]


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