The War of the Running Dogs: How Malaya Defeated the Communist Guerrillas 1948-1960

The War of the Running Dogs: How Malaya Defeated the Communist Guerrillas 1948-1960

by Noel Barber, David Donovan
     
 


Only three short years after the end of the Japanese occupation, war came again to Malaya. The Chinese-backed guerrillas called it the War of the Running Dogs—their contemptuous term for those in Malaya who remained loyal to the British. The British Government referred to this bloody and costly struggle as the "Malayan Emergency." Yet it was a war… See more details below

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Only three short years after the end of the Japanese occupation, war came again to Malaya. The Chinese-backed guerrillas called it the War of the Running Dogs—their contemptuous term for those in Malaya who remained loyal to the British. The British Government referred to this bloody and costly struggle as the "Malayan Emergency." Yet it was a war that lasted 12 years and cost thousands of lives. By the time it was over Malaya had obtained its independence—but on British, not on Chinese or Communist, terms. Here is the war as it was. Here are the planters and their wives on their remote rubber estates, the policemen, the generals and the soldiers, the Malays, Chinese and Indians of a polyglot country, all fighting an astute, ruthless, and well organized enemy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780304366712
Publisher:
Cassell Military
Publication date:
04/01/2007
Series:
Cassell Military Paperbacks Series
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,468,661
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)

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