<p>A copy of Nias's account of his wartime service in Malaya. He was involved in demolition work during the retreat to Singapore. After its fall he and a number of comrades escaped in a dinghy and an old yacht, reaching Sumatra, from whence he was evacuated to Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom (6 sheets). Nias's diary was published in 'British Malaya', June 1942, 16-17. The collection is accompanied by a letter from Professor A. L. McLeod to Hugh Bryson.</p> <p>S. J. Nias worked for Kepong (Malay) Rubber Estates Limited and served as sergeant in the Engineering Section of the Federated Malay States Volunteer Force.</p>
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