Malayan Emergency : The Commonwealth's Wars, 1948-1966. First Edition in dustjacket

By: JACKSON, Robert

Price: $100.00

Quantity: 1 available


JACKSON, Robert. The Malayan Emergency : The Commonwealth's Wars, 1948-1966. London and New York : Routledge, (1991). First Edition. Pp (6),vii,(1),1-196. Map in text. 8vo, black cloth, silver lettering to spine. Light wear to cloth, else very good in dustjacket. 100.00 "The West has won only one guerilla war in the period since the Second World War: the struggle with Communist terrorists in Malaysia. It became a textbook example of how to fight a guerilla war, based on political as much as military means. The Malayan Emergency deals with the campaign fought by British, Commonwealth and other security forces in Malaysia against Communist insurgents, between 1948 and 1960, and also the security action in North Borneo during the period of confrontation with Indonesia from 1962 to 1966. Both campaigns provided invaluable experience in the development of anti-guerilla tactics, and the theme of the book is therefore relevant to the conduct of similar actions which have been fought against insurgent elements since then. The book has been written with the full co-operation of various departments of the UK Ministry of Defence, and much of the material within it has until recently remained classified. Robert Jackson also discusses one aspect of the war which has never been properly covered : the role of air power, not for carpet bombing as in Vietnam, but for close support. This was especially important when Britain faced Indonesian forces in Borneo." - from the dj. Chapters : 1. Malaya : The Land and the People; 2. the Communist Threat to Malaya; 3. The Security Forces; 4. Ground Operations: April 1948 to April 1950; 5. Ground Operations Phase Two: April 1950 to December 1951; 6. Ground Operations Phase Three: January 1952 to May 1954; 7. The Beginning of the End; 8. The Final Phase; 9. Offensive Air Operations; 10. Air Transport Support; 11. Helicopter Support Operations; 12. The Royal Malayan Air Force; 13. Psychological Warfare; 14. The Malayan Emergency: Conclusions; 15. Confrontation. Appendices : 1. Naval forces in the Emergency and Confrontation; 2. Commonwealth military and air units in the Malayan Emergency. With bibliography and index.Light wear to cloth, else very good in dustjacket. 100.00

Title: Malayan Emergency : The Commonwealth's Wars, 1948-1966. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: JACKSON, Robert

Categories: 41,

Publisher: Routledge , London and New York, 1991, ISBN:041504183X:

Seller ID: 113344

Keywords: MALAYA WAR MILITARY MALAY COLONIAL HISTORY ASIAN AVIATION,