Finished Singapore Burning by Colin Smith - very good reading. Started reading Wars of Empire by Douglas Porch. Hostages to Fortune, as mentioned above, already arrived at my place.
Ordered David Hobbs' The British Pacifc Fleet today, as well as a paperbook, which I was eyeing already for a while, namely Wings over the Pacific by Alex Horn - about the RNZAF in the Pacific War. Usually sells around 75 Euros but there was one on offer for 2/3 of this. Still expensive for a paperback, but I am insane enough to pay it
"A big butcher's bill is not necessarily evidence of good tactics"
- Wavell's reply to Churchill, after the latter complained about faint-heartedness, as he discovered that British casualties in the evacuation from Somaliland had been only 260 men.