Malaya Emergency shows the way to fight

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by oldbaldy, Aug 31, 2007.

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  1. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
    1. Battlefield Tours

    We used to get it right!
  2. Some history....
    Chen Ping was also given the OBE by King George 6th!
  3. Sorry forgot to mention, Chen Ping was the Communist Leader!!
  4. Bouillabaisse

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

    And trained by British officers in insurgency tactics to fight the Japs.

    Incidently, I spent a drunken evening once with 2 retired Malaysian Army officers who'd cut their teeth as junior officers patrolling northern Malaysia in the mid-60's in search of Chinese Communist guerillas.
  5. Some Video clips "Merdeka reflections"..Merdeka = Independence...

    Way things are going, a Commonwealth Force could be going back in time!!!!!!
  6. "But not all of the methods used in Malaya might be acceptable to public opinion today"

    Understatement to say the least.
  7. Yes, 15 years, and we were in control of all civil administration, internal security forces and military assets from the outset!

  8. ...but in todays Britain, we only have an attention span of 5 minutes before progress needs to be reported.
  9. Mores the pity.
  10. It's because our hands are tied these days, we can't do a bloody thing.
  11. Seconded. In those days the micro examinations of certain elements of the media were non existant. There was no CPA fiddling about in the early days of Malaya either.
  12. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

    Collecting heads would go down well with at least the subset of public opinion represented on this forum :wink:
  13. I believe (in Malaya) there was a controversial photo of a Royal Marine carrying a head that caused a few lefties to flip. However the Marine may have just been clearing up the mess so to speak.
  14. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

    Sgt's mess or Officers mess :?