Old China Town KL The Malaya Study Group Selangor SG 87

The Malaya Study Group exists for collectors of the stamps, postal stationery and postal history of the states of Peninsular Malaysia which until 1963 formed the Federation of Malaya, including the Straits Settlements of Malacca, Penang and Singapore, the Federated Malay States, Negri Sembilan and Sungei Ujong, Pahang, Perak and Selangor and the Unfederated States, Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis and Trengganu. The Society has a JOURNAL, "The Malayan Philatelist" and a NEWSLETTER supplied free to members, EXCHANGE PACKETS, AUCTIONS and has produced a number of significant PUBLICATIONS on the stamps and postal history of the area.

Books about Malaya by MSG members


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New - David Tett has now published all 6 Gold Medal winning volumes of his epic work on Far Eastern Prisoners of War. He is now selling his very large comprehensive Research Library. Many of these books are about Malaya, Singapore, and the area so MSG members may like the opportunity of buy them. The list of these is available as a 73 page Pdf Research Catalogue from his website www.fepowmail.com. The page on the site is Fewpowmail Research Library Catalogue

A POSTAL HISTORY OF THE PRISONERS OF WAR & CIVILIAN INTERNEES IN EAST ASIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR,

 

VOLUME 1

 

SINGAPORE & MALAYSIA by DAVID TETT

 


Book Cover

 

The ability to communicate with their relatives is one of the precious lifelines for the prisoners in any war. In East Asia in WW2 it was especially critical. It literally provided for many the will to live and the tenuous hold on life in those desperate years.

This book provides for the first time a history of communications between the prisoners and their families.

It is more than just a book on postal history. It provides an insight into the meaning and importance of these communications to those at home and those imprisoned.

In the words of Martin Bell in the foreword "...this is a goldmine- the stuff of history a priceless and universal appendix to so many singular stories".

The work covers all aspects of the mail to and from the prisoners of war and civilian internees:
- arrangements in Australia and Britain for-the despatch of mail;
- how the mail was forwarded and- distributed;
- the role of the Red Cross;
- the Japanese markings;
- the work of the censors;
- how the prisoners were able to send- messages to their families and friends;
- undelivered mails; and
- wreck covers.

The hardback book is co-published by The Stuart Rossiter Trust and BFA Publishing Limited, and contains 400 illustrations on 400 pages with 8 colour plates.

 


HOW TO ORDER "A POSTAL HISTORY OF THE PRISONERS OF WAR & CIVILIAN INTERNEES IN EAST ASIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR",

 

VOLUME 1 SINGAPORE & MALAYSIA by DAVID TETT FROM UK: If you would like to order a copy or copies of this book within the UK please send your cheque for 42 (35 + 7 postage and packing) to any address below (or click to order via email):

BFA Publishing Limited PO Box 34 Wheathampstead Herts AL4 8JY

Vera Trinder 38 Bedford Street London WC2E 9 EU

OTHER COUNTRIES: Orders can also be sent to the addresses below or click on supplier to send an email

Leonard Hartmann PO Box 36006 Louisville Kentucky 40233 USA.

Prestige Philately Pty Ltd PO Box 126 Belgrave Victoria 3160 Australia.

James Song Philatelics, 317 Outram Road, The Concorde Hotel Shopping Centre #02-22 SINGAPORE 169075


For other countries please apply to BFA Publishing for details of post and packing charges and delivery.

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