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'The Military Importance - or lack thereof - of Singapore to the Japanese War Effort: 1942-45

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  • UserProfessor Malcolm H. Murfett (National University of Singapore)
  • ClockTuesday 31 May 2011, 17:30-19:00
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Malcolm H. Murfett was born in Grove in the United Kingdom in 1948. After studying at both Keele and Leeds universities, he won a scholarship to New College, Oxford, to do graduate work leading to the award of a D.Phil in History in 1980. While at Oxford he was appointed the Principal Research Assistant to the Earl of Birkenhead and worked for five years on the officially commissioned single-volume life of Sir Winston Churchill. He joined the Department of History at the National University of Singapore in 1980. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 1990. Professor Murfett’s publications include Fool-proof Relations: The Search for Anglo-American Naval Cooperation During the Chamberlain Years, 1937–1940 (1984); Hostage on the Yangtze: Britain, China and the Amethyst Crisis of 1949 (1991); _In Jeopardy: The Royal Navy and British Far Eastern Defence Policy 1945–1951_ (1995); The First Sea Lords: From Fisher to Mountbatten[ed.] (1995); Naval Warfare 1919–1945: An Operational History of the Volatile War at Sea(2009); Imponderable But Not Inevitable: Warfare in the 20th Century [ed.] (2010), The Cold War in Southeast Asia (Singapore: ISEAS , forthcoming 2011) is his current book project.

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