Penang at War 1914-1945 offers the first detailed account of Penang during and between the First and Second World Wars. It seeks not only to explore the specific story of Penang during these great conflicts but to see how it responded to, and was changed by, powerful forces well beyond its shoreline.
Andrew Barber is a Kuala Lumpur-based corporate consultant and former British diplomat. His is the author of a number of books on Malaysian history including: Malaysian Moments; Malaya the Making of a Nation 1510-1957; Penang under the East India Company 1786-1858; Kuala Lumpur at War 1939-1945; and Doris van der Stratten. His is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society.