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The Malayan Emergency, 1948-60 : the domino that stood / Donald Mackay
Bib ID 83220
Format BookBook
Author
Mackay, Donald (Evan Donald Ruthven), 1935-
 
Edition 1st English ed. 
Description London ; Washington [D.C.] : Brassey's, 1997 
xviii, 174 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 1857531183
Summary

This book analyses the British success in defeating Communism in Malaya - an almost unique feat. It looks at all the factors in combination - military, political, cultural and economic - rather than isolating just one subject. The Malayan Emergency starts with an overview of the state of Malaya in 1948 and reviews the troubles and problems during and after the Second World War that had made the country such a ripe target for insurrection. It goes on to examine the strengths and weaknesses of the two sides in 1948 before describing the history of the long-running Emergency, and looking at the impact on the campaign of the personalities involved: Chin Peng, the Communist Secretary General; Gent and Gurney, the two High Commissioners who died tragically and violently in office; and, of course, Templer, famed as the 'Tiger of Malaya', who effectively brought victory to Malaya.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 155-156) and index.

Subjects Malaya -- History -- Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960.

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