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Felton, Mark 1974-

Overview
Works: 35 works in 150 publications in 1 language and 5,221 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives‡vAustralian 
Roles: Author
Classifications: D804.J3, 940.547243565
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mark Felton
The final betrayal : Mountbatten, MacArthur and the tragedy of Japanese POWs by Mark Felton( )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the period between the unconditional surrender of Japan on 14 August 1945 and the arrival of Allied liberation forces in Japanese-occupied territories after 2 September 1945. The delay handed the Japanese a golden opportunity to set their house in order before Allied war crimes investigators arrived. After 14 August groups of Allied POWs were brutally murdered. Vast amounts of documentation concerning crimes were burned ahead of the arrival of Allied forces. POW facilities and medical experimentation installations were either abandoned or destroyed. Perhaps the greatest crim
Zero Night : the untold story of World War Two's greatest escape by Mark Felton( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On August 30, 1942--Zero Night--40 Allied officers staged the most audacious mass escape of World War II. Months of meticulous planning and secret training hung in the balance during three minutes of mayhem as the officers boldly stormed the huge double fences at Oflag Prison. Employing wooden ladders and bridges previously disguised as bookshelves, the highly coordinated effort succeeded and set 36 men free into the German countryside. Later known as the 'Warburg Wire Job', fellow prisoner and fighter ace Douglas Bader once described the attempt as 'the most brilliant escape conception of this war'. The first author to tackle this remarkable story in detail, historian Mark Felton brilliantly evokes the suspense of the escape and the adventures of those escapees who managed to elude the Germans, as well as the courage of the civilians who risked their lives to help them in enemy territory. Fantastically intimate and told with a novelist's eye for drama and detail, this rip-roaring adventure is all the more thrilling because it really happened"--
Castle of the eagles : escape from Mussolini's Colditz by Mark Felton( Book )

16 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The astonishing story of twenty-four British prisoners who used tunnels to break out of a highly fortified Italian castle-turned-prison during World War II. In March 1943, at Vincigliata Castle, a menacing medieval fortress set in the beautiful Tuscan hills of Italy, an extraordinary assemblage of middle-aged British POWs were finally ready to execute an escape. The castle, which became a special prisoner of war camp on Benito Mussolini's personal order, housed some of the most senior officers of the Allied army during World War II and was guarded by almost two hundred Italian soldiers and a vicious fascist commando who answered directly to Il Duce, Mussolini himself. The POWs housed there spent six months digging a tunnel, crafting civilian clothes, forging identity papers, gathering rations, and even constructing dummies to place in their beds. Castle of the Eagles tells the story of this unbelievable escape, which today is a little-known marvel of World War II. With an eccentric cast of characters, a riveting story, and exceptional writing, Mark Felton tells a remarkable story that reads like fiction but is nonetheless true to its core."--Jacket
The Devil's doctors : Japanese human experiments on Allied prisoners of war by Mark Felton( )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The brutal Japanese treatment of Allied POWs in WW2 has been well documented. The experiences of British, Australian and American POWs on the Burma Railway, in the mines of Formosa and in camps across the Far East, were bad enough. But the mis-treatment of those used as guinea pigs in medical experiments was in a different league. The author reveals distressing evidence of Unit 731 experiments involving US prisoners and the use of British as control groups in Northern China, Hainau Island, New Guinea and in Japan. These resulted in loss of life and extreme suffering. Perhaps equally shocking is the documentary evidence of British Government use of the results of these experiments at Porton Down in the Cold War era in concert with the US who had captured Unit 731 scientists and protected them from war crime prosecution in return for their cooperation. The author’s in-depth research revealed that, not surprisingly, archives have been ‘combed’ of much incriminating material but enough remains to paint a thoroughly disturbing story."--Publisher website
Zero night : the untold story of World War Two's most daring great escape by Mark Felton( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oflag VI-B, Warburg, Germany: On the night of 30 August 1942 - 'Zero Night' - 40 officers from Britain, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa staged the most audacious mass escape of the Second World War. It was the first 'Great Escape' but instead of tunnelling, the escapers boldly went over the huge perimeter fences using wooden scaling contraptions. This was the notorious 'Warburg Wire Job', described by fellow prisoner and fighter ace Douglas Bader as 'the most brilliant escape conception of this war'. Months of meticulous planning and secret training hung in the balance during three minutes of mayhem as prisoners charged the camp's double perimeter fences. Telling this remarkable story in full for the first time, historian Mark Felton brilliantly evokes the suspense of the escape itself and the adventures of those who eluded the Germans, as well as the courage of the civilians who risked their lives to help them in enemy territory. Fantastically intimate and told with a novelist's eye for drama and detail, this is a rip-roaring adventure story, all the more thrilling for being true
Guarding Hitler : the secret world of the Führer by Mark Felton( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on intelligence documents, personal testimonies, memoirs and official histories, including material only declassified in 2010, Guarding Hitler provides the reader with a fascinating inside look at the secret world of Hitler's security and domestic arrangements. The book focuses in particular on both the official and private life of Hitler during the latter part of the war, at the Wolfs Lair at Rastenburg, and Hitler's private residence at Berchtesgaden, the Berghof. Guarding Hitler manages to offer fresh insights into the life and routine of the Fuhrer, and most importantly the often indiscreet opinions, observations and activities of the 'little people' who surrounded Hitler but whose stories have been overshadowed by the great affairs of state. It covers not only the plots against Hitler's life but the way security developed as a result. His use of 'doubles' is examined as is security while traveling by land or air
Holocaust Heroes : Resistance to Hitler's 'Final Solution' by Mark Felton( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Warsaw Uprising during the spring of 1944 is the most infamous rebellion, but there were other occasions of Jews and other prisoners fighting back--often with stunning results--against their murderers via the armed Jewish resistance. Destroying gas chambers, efforts to take over camps, and escaping en masse were just some of the brave methods attempted to stop the machinery of the Holocaust throughout Poland and the Ukraine. In virtually every case, the brave men and women who rebelled against their captors, paid dearly with their lives. Holocaust Heroes recounts the stories of these individuals who fought against victimization and acted with bravery, resourcefulness, and resistance to fight against their tragic fate."--Jacket
The Sea Devils : Operation Struggle and the last great raid of World War Two by Mark Felton( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

July 1945. Eighteen daring young British, Australian and New Zealand special forces from the top-secret underwater warfare unit known as The Sea Devils prepare to undertake three simultaneous and incredibly risky missions against the Japanese. Using four brilliantly conceived XE-craft midget submarines, the raiders will creep deep behind Japanese lines to sink two huge warships and sever two vitally important undersea communications cables. If any of the Sea Devils are captured they can expect a gruesome execution. Mark Felton expertly tells the incredible tale - the last great Allied raid of the war - of how this band of young men living on raw courage, nerves and adrenalin repeatedly combat Japanese defences, oxygen poisoning and calamitous submarine disasters to pull off a brilliant display of ingenuity, courage and sheer guts, on missions that earn the last Victoria Crosses of World War Two and ensure final victory over Japan
Japan's gestapo : murder, mayhem and torture in wartime Asia by Mark Felton( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book reveals the extent of the truly shocking activities of the Kempetai, Japan's feared military and secret police." "The book opens by explaining the origins, organisation and roles of the Kempetai apparatus, which exercised virtually unlimited power throughout the Japanese Empire. The author reveals their criminal and collaborationist networks, which extorted huge sums of money from hapless citizens and businesses. They ran the Allied POW gulag system which treated captives with merciless and murderous brutality. Other Kempeitai activities included biological and chemical experiments on live subjects, the Maruta vivisection campaign and widespread slave labor, including the so-called "Comfort Women," drawn from all races."--Jacket
The coolie generals by Mark Felton( )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dozens of British and Commonwealth officers of the rank of colonel and above [were captured by the Japanese at the fall of Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Burma]. These senior officers, many of whom were decorated war heroes, were separated from the men and formations they once commanded, and shipped around the Japanese Empire in one group, kept alive so that the Japanese could ritually humiliate them at every opportunity. In direct contrast to how the Germans treated captured Allied senior officers, the Japanese inflicted on them the same appalling regime of starvation, beatings and hard labour, no account being taken of their rank or age and inevitably a number died as the result of such abuse. Prominent figures treated in this way included General Percival, (GOC Malaya) and a host of major-generals, brigadiers, colonels and senior colonial officials. Their detailed post-war testimonies greatly aided the Tokyo War Crimes tribunal in exposing the nature of Japanese treatment of Allied POWs"--Jacket
The real Tenko : extraordinary true stories of women prisoners of the Japanese by Mark Felton( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book details the treatment of Allied service-women, female civilians and local women by the Japanese occupation forces. While a number of memoirs have been published there is no dedicated volume. It chronicles the massacres of nurses (such as that at Alexandra Hospital, Singapore), disturbing atrocities on both Europeans and Asians, and accounts of imprisonment. It reveals how many ended up in Japanese hands when they should have been evacuated. Also covered are the hardships of long marches and the sexual enslavement of white and native women (so called 'Comfort Women'). The book is a testimony both to the callous and cruel behavior of the Japanese and to the courage and fortitude of those who suffered at their hands."--Publisher's description
China station : the British military in the Middle Kingdom 1839-1997 by Mark Felton( )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Author, who lives in Shanghai, sets out to demonstrate that the British military has been at the forefront of many of the great changes that have swept China over the last two centuries. He devotes chapters to the various wars, military adventures and rebellions that regularly punctuated Sino/British relationships since the 1st Opium War 1839-1842. This classic example of Imperial intervention saw the establishment of Hong Kong and Shanghai as key trading centres. The Second Opium War and the Taiping and Boxer Rebellions saw the advancement of British influence despite determined but unsuc
Today is a good day to fight : the Indian wars and the conquest of the West by Mark Felton( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blood, guts, dust and hatred: the real history of the American West. Today Is A Good Day To Fight covers the period from the initial penetration of the region by settlers and prospectors in the 1840s until the end of the Indian Wars in the 1890s. It explains the history of white-Indian conflict from the military point of view, showing how the United States used its army to wage terrible wars of conquest upon Native American peoples in order to take the land from them and enrich the growing nation, and how the Indians never really stood a chance in trying to defend their homelands. Highlighting
Slaughter at sea : the story of Japan's naval war crimes by Mark Felton( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ironically while the Japanese Navy followed many of the Royal Navy's traditions and structures, it had a totally different approach to the treatment of its foes. The author has uncovered a plethora of outrages against both servicemen and civilians which make chilling and shocking reading. These range from the execution of POWs, the abandonment of survivors to the elements and certain starvation to the infamous Hell Ships. The author who lives in the Far East examines the different culture that led to these frequent and appalling atrocities. This is a serious and fascinating study of a dark chapter in Naval warfare history. -- Publisher description
Children of the camps : Japan's last forgotten victims by Mark Felton( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Children of the camps: Japan's last forgotten victims tells the ... stories of Caucasian and Eurasian children who were imprisoned within Japanese internment camps throughout Asia during the Second World War"--Jacket
Slaughter at sea : war crimes of the Imperial Japanese Navy by Mark Felton( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der er tidligere blevet publiceret materiale om de omfattende japanske krigsforbrydelser, især over for tilfangetagne landstyrker. Her kommer forfatteren, der er tjenestegørende i Kina ind på at, også den japanske flåde desværre behandlede sine tilfangetagne skibsbesætninger og civile lige så kriminelt som den japanske hær
Never surrender : dramatic escapes from Japanese prison camps by Mark Felton( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While there have been many books covering escapes from German POW camps, the exploits of those POWs in Japanese captivity have been strangely neglected - until now. Of the tens of thousands of Allied personnel captured by the victorious Japanese during late 1941 and early 1942 only a small number of brave souls attempted to escape to freedom rather than suffer brutality, starvation and very possibly death as POWs. The author draws on escape attempts from Hong Kong, Thailand, the Phillipines, Borneo, China by officers and men of British, Commonwealth and US armed forces. Few ended in freedom but all are examples of outstanding, desperate courage
The Fujita plan by Mark Felton( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the staggering success of the Pearl Harbor surprise attack, the Japanese plotted to maintain the initiative and spread fear and panic among the civil population of the United States and Australasia. With his usual skilled research the author has uncovered numerous plans. Some like the midget submarine attack on Sydney Harbour and the daring Seaplane air raids on Oregon were put into effect. Others never reached that stage due to either impracticality, bad luck or counter-espionage. The Fujita Plan throws fascinating new light on a little known aspect of the Second World War
The last Nazis : the hunt for Hitler's henchmen by Mark Felton( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The heinous crimes committed by the Nazis will inevitably appall mankind for ever. Interest in the hunt for those who have escaped justice since 1945 is huge. A surprising number of war criminals remain alive 65 years on despite the ongoing campaign by the Simon Weisenthal Center, who launched The Last Chance campaign in 2008. Since 2001 no less than 76 legal decisions have been won against Nazi war criminals and collaborators, half of them in the USA. Yet the author reveals that there are many more alive and free today and their stories are no less shocking for the passage of time"--Publisher's description
Ghost riders : Operation Cowboy, the World War Two mission to save the world's finest horses by Mark Felton( Book )

3 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"April 1945. As Allied bombs rain down on Europe, a 400-year-old institution looks set to be wiped off the face of the Earth. The famous white Lipizzaner stallions of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, unique and precious animals representing centuries of careful breeding, are scattered across rural Austria and Czechoslovakia in areas soon to be swallowed up by Soviet forces - there, doubtless, to become rations for the Red Army. Their only hope lies with the Americans: what if a small, highly mobile US task force could be sent deep behind German lines, through fanatical SS troops, to rescue the horses before the Soviets arrive. Just five light tanks, a handful of armoured cars and jeeps, and 300 battle-weary GIs must plunge headlong into the unknown on a rescue mission that could change the course of European history. So begins Operation Cowboy, the greatest Second World War story that has never been fully told. GIs will join forces with surrendered German soldiers and liberated prisoners of war to save the world's finest horses from fanatical SS and the ruthless Red Army in an extraordinary battle during the last few days of the war in Europe."--Publisher's description
 
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Japan's gestapo : murder, mayhem and torture in wartime Asia
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Japan's gestapo : murder, mayhem and torture in wartime AsiaThe coolie generalsThe real Tenko : extraordinary true stories of women prisoners of the JapaneseToday is a good day to fight : the Indian wars and the conquest of the WestSlaughter at sea : the story of Japan's naval war crimesChildren of the camps : Japan's last forgotten victimsSlaughter at sea : war crimes of the Imperial Japanese NavyThe Fujita planThe last Nazis : the hunt for Hitler's henchmen
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