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Percival, Arthur Ernest, 1887-1966

LC control no.n 96080919
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Personal name headingPercival, Arthur Ernest, 1887-1966
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Variant(s)Percival, Arthur, 1887-1966
Percival, A. E. (Arthur Ernest), 1887-1966
Other standard no.Q19175
Associated countryGreat Britain
Associated placeMalaya
Birth date1887-12-26
Death date1966-01-31
Place of birthAspenden (England)
Place of deathWestminster (London, England)
Field of activityMilitary art and science
AffiliationGreat Britain. Army
Profession or occupationGenerals
Found inScapegoat, 1996: CIP t.p. (General Percival) galley (Arthur Percival)
Operations of Malaya Command, from 8th December, 1941 to 15th February, 1942, 1948: p. 1245 (Lieut.-General A.E. Percival, C.B., D.S.O., O.B.E., M.C., formerly General Officer Commanding Malaya)
LC data base, 8/20/96 (hdg.: Percival, Arthur Ernest, 1887-1966)
Wikipedia, viewed 26 July 2023 (Arthur Percival; Lieutenant-General Arthur Ernest Percival, CB, DSO & Bar, OBE, MC, OStJ, DL (26 December 1887, Aspenden- 31 January 1966, Westminster) was a senior British Army officer. He saw service in the First World War and built a successful military career during the interwar period but is most noted for his defeat in the Second World War, when he commanded British Empire forces during the Japanese Malayan Campaign and the subsequent Battle of Singapore. Percival's surrender to the invading Imperial Japanese Army force, the largest surrender in British military history, undermined Britain's prestige as an imperial power in East Asia.)
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