Scapegoat: The Death of Prince of Wales and Repulse’ is a radical account of one of Britain’s greatest naval disasters. Making full use of modern research and unrivalled access to private family papers, it suggests that Admiral Sir Tom Phillips, the commander of the so-called ‘Force Z’, was made the scapegoat for a battle in which he was blameless, and that Winston Churchill, the Admiralty and chronic failures in ship design and Intelligence were what sank the ships. The book also shows what a very close run thing the sinkings were, and how Japanese success depended on them having luck on their side.
Hardback, 256 pages
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