BLUF: This books is MUST read for the Military Historian/Enthusaist and, more to the point, the Politician and Politico.
Well written with great detail, you can get a visual feel of the drama by viewing the excellent 1950s British dramatic film "Outpost in Malaya".
It is also just a damn fine read, and would be a welcome addition to any History Department and English Department, worldwide.
Absolutely excellent gripping account of this now overlooked war. I learned a great deal about the different factions in Malaya.Published 1 month ago by Thelma Wheatley Orchard
I was in Malaya as a conscripted National Serviceman in a British army infantry regiment in 1955 on jungle ops and find this book very factual in the political execution and... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Richard scott
Barber's book is a terrific history of a little known jungle war. Well written with great detail, you can get a visual feel of the drama by viewing the excellent 1950s British... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Dr. Morbius
Well written for a historical book. The British were a lot smarter than the French and American governments. It offers a new look at this subject.Published 14 months ago by bratwurst
A must read for Military Buff's. This was COIN before the U.S. Miltary understood it. The good guys won because they had a plan and followed it even with little support from... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Richard Eaton
The book depicts a time in Malaysia at the end of WWII when there was a transistion back to British rule. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
anything by Noel Barber is good, I had relatives that fought in the Burma Theatre so could quite get the feel of the jungle and circumstances. definitely recommend it!Published 17 months ago by susan andreu
THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOK THAT I READ ABOUT THE WARS AGAINST THE REDS IN POSTWAR SOUTHEAST ASIA.
IN EARLY 1942 THE JAPANESE INVADED MALAYA,WHICH WAS NOT A FREE COUNTRY... Read more