Scapegoat: The Death of Prince of Wales and Repulse

Martin Stephen

Date Published :
August 2014
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
40 images and illustrations
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781783831784
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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"Scapegoat: The Death of Prince of Wales and Repulse" is a radical new account of one of Britain's greatest naval disasters. Making full use of modern research and unrivaled access to private family papers, it suggests that Admiral Sir Tom Phillips, the commander of the so-called 'Force Z', was made the scapegoat for a battle in which he was blameless, and that Winston Churchill, the Admiralty, and chronic failures in ship design and Intelligence were what sank the ships. The book also shows what a very close run thing the sinkings were, and how Japanese success depended on them having luck on their side. 'Scapegoat' is a convincing attempt to right a wrong that has been allowed to stand for over 70 years, as well as a prime illustration of the way in which the Establishment always protects itself first.

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