Civilian Internment : Notes on the Second World War

Civilian Internment

<p>1. The Colonial Office: its policy in regard of officers who deserted immediately preceding the fall of Singapore</p> <p> This memoir was submitted by Dickinson in response to a request from G. E. Gent, assistant under-secretary at the Colonial Office. The file includes Gent's letter and reply, and a letter from Dickinson accompanying the memoir. </p> <p> </p> <p>2. Histories of the Second World War in Malaya</p> <p> This section of the file preserves reviews, notes and correspondence relating to Noel Barber, 'Sinister twilight: the fall and rise again of Singapore' (1968); S. W. Kirby 'Singapore: the chain of disaster' (1971); Frank Owen 'The fall of Singapore' (1960); and John Smyth 'Percival and the tragedy of Singapore' (1971). It includes correspondence between Dickinson and Hugh Bryson, Noel Barber, John Smyth and Basil Liddell Hart.</p> <p>Arthur Harold Dickinson entered the colonial police service in 1912 and served in the Straits Settlements, becoming Inspector General of Police in 1939. He was interned in Singapore during 1942-1945, and retired in 1946.</p>

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