Absent History: The Untold Story Of Special Branch Operations In Singapore 1915 To 1942


by Ban Kah Choon

Absent History: The Untold Story Of Special Branch Operations In Singapore 1915 To 1942

Price:  US$18.87   (SGD24.50*)
Format:  Paper Back, 269 pages
Published:  2001, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789810447885
SB#:  030878 (113)

About This Book

This valuable account of the British espionage and counter espionage organisation founded in 1916 in Singapore as an anti-subversion measure is based on new archival research. It documents the multi-faceted activities of the Special Branch -- the precursor of Singapore's Internal Security Department and the Malaysian Special Branch -- and offers new insights on the nexus of ideological, national and international subversive elements which, often largely unnoticed, were at work in Malaya and Singapore between 1916 and 1942. Ban Kah Choon teaches at the National University of Singapore and has researched and worked on security and intelligence issues for many years.


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