Changi, the Lost Years: A Malayan Diary, 1941-1945
Thomas P.M. Lewis
Malayan Historical Soc.
Ninety per cent of the total numbers incarcerated in Changi were members of the Colonial Overseas Service who maintained that if one was no longer able to govern a people for whom one had been responsible one had a duty to stay behind and share their sufferings during the Japanese occupation. "Tiny" Lewis in the day to day diary he maintained, at great risk to himself, has revealed the courage of the average Colonial officer and the spirit of those days which enabled them to survive against cruelty and torture, and the brave Colonial officers who before the fall of Singapore worked behind enemy lines assisting our fighting Forces with information