Suez to Singapore Author:Cecil Brown Cecil Brown's story of the sinking of the Repulse and the Prince of Wales and his broadcasts from doomed Singapore made him world famous. His book has the same breathless quality of excitement, honesty and accuracy. He indulges in no rhetorical flights, but when he tells his first-hand story of the fight against Rommel'... more »s tanks in the desert, you feel the sand choking you and blinding your eyes; when he describes the guerrilla warfare in Malaya, the suffocating heat and mystery of the jungle close down about you like a vise.
Brown was aboard the Repulse when it went down. His account of the action is as thrilling a chapter as you are ever likely to read in a book. His straightforward story of his endless battle against stupid censorship and pig-headed and incompetent officials is interspersed with tales of individual heroism and ingenuity that will thrill you to the marrow and make you proud you be an American and a part of the United Nations.« less