Hero or Deserter?: Gordon Bennett and the Tragic Defeat of 8th Division by Roger Maynard
English | 2017 |Non-Fiction > History| ePUB | 8 MB
Major-General Gordon Bennett played a decisive role in the defence of Malaya and Singapore in World War II. A colourful character, known to sport a straw hat with a rainbow scarf tied around it, his officers found him at times abrasive and cocky, but he was also known as an outstanding commander. He is, however, best remembered for his escape by boat from Singapore in the dying days of the Japanese invasion, which led to the imprisonment of 15,000 Australian serviceme.