The Conduct of Anti-Terrorist Operations in Malaya
A grim, but interesting guide to forces under British command in the Malayan 'Emergency' as to how 'to kill or capture Communist terrorists in Malaya.' as General Templer states in his foreword. The book marks a consolidation of British tactics and new drive by Templer who had been appointed the British High Commissioner to Malaya a few months before the first edition of this book was published. This edition was published when the insurgents had 'largely abandoned (their) aggressive attitude,' according to the preface to this edition. The twenty-one chapters contain much of what one might expect in such a manual from methods of patrolling to how do deal with air support and conduct ambushes. This manual was one of the first in counter insurgency and was also used by government forces elsewhere as is evidenced by the ownership Irish Defence Department stamp on this book Unpaginated, but probably about 250-300 pages.
Weight 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia
Condition : The cover has creases. The binding is tight and there is minimal tanning throughout. Interestingly there is an Irish Department of Defence stamp on the title page. Not too bad a copy