Friday, 31 August 2012

History of the 2nd Argylls

Saw this 2nd hand book online which was published in 1947 being the history of the 2nd Battalion of the the Argyll And Sutherland Highlanders during their campaign in Malaya against the Japanese in 1941 and 1942. Has anyone read it and would recommend it?
The History of the 2nd Argylls Malayan Campaign 1941 - 1942

1 comment:

Jonathan Moffatt said...

This is an excellent campaign history by the CO of the 2nd Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders in the Malayan campaign. Battle narratives,
battle maps and nominal rolls. I first read it in the 1980s and it was the inspiration for me to start my research on the Argylls in Malaya and find surviving veterans. This culminated in the book 'Moon over Malaya: a Tale of Argylls and Marines' which I co-authored with Audrey Holmes McCormick. 12 years on from that I am still meeting Argyll veterans from Malaya who we
didn't know were still around when our book was written. I believe that of the 800+ Argylls who served in Malaya only 4 remain.
I still hope to write about the 300+ Argylls and others who were in Pudu and Taiping Gaols as POWs in 1942.