Charles Archibald Vlieland and the fall of Malaya, 1969
Scope and Contents
A collection of correspondence between Hugh Bryson and C. A. Vlieland discussing the reasons for the defeat in Malaya. The file includes a copy of Vlieland’s article ‘Singapore: the legend and the facts’, ‘Daily telegraph’, 10 Feb. 1967 and his comments on Noel Barber’s ‘Sinister twilight: the fall and rise again of Singapore’ (1968). The file contains a paper by Brigadier Ivan Simson discussing Vlieland’s views. It also preserves correspondence between Bryson, A. H. Dickinson and Charles Corry (29 sheets).
Conditions Governing Access
For conservation reasons, this collection must be read on Cambridge Digital Library or Master Microfilm Reel 8329.
Biographical / Historical
Charles Archibald Vlieland joined the Malayan Civil Service in 1915. After occupying junior posts he was Superintendent of Census, Malaya, 1930-1932; Economy Officer, Federated Malay States and Straits Settlements; Under Secretary, Straits Settlements and Financial Commissioner and Auditor General, Johor. He served as Secretary for Defence, Malaya, until Dec. 1940, when he resigned his position.
1 file(s) (1 file) : paper
Language of Materials
Former / Other Reference
Simson File 3
Vlieland, Charles Archibald
Finding aid date
- From the Fonds: British, Association of Malaysia and Singapore (Person)
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