From 1963 to 1966 Britain successfully waged a secret war to keep the Federation of Malaya free from domination by Soekarno's Indonesia and by Chinese Communists. At the forefront of the campaign was the SAS, an elite branch of the British army whose essence is secrecy and whose tools are bold initiative, surprise and skill. Working in four man patrols, the SAS teams first befriended the head-hunting border tribes and even trained some of them as an irregular militia force. As the conflict continued, SAS teams went beyond the borders into Indonesia where they tracked down enemy camps, destroyed supply routes and attacked the soldiers in the riverboats. By talking to those who were there, Peter Dickens has recreated what it was really like to fight in the dense jungle and rainforest of Malaysia. In telling this dramatic story, he captures the bravery and relentless pursuit of excellence that make the SAS the elite and prestigious unit it is.
"When you're fighting for your life with a fifty-fifty chance you've got to enjoy it. Know what I mean?
|Incident on Melancholy Mountain||p. 13|
|'It's a Great Finger-Poking Regiment'||p. 33|
|'Arcadia': 'A' Squadron's first Borneo tour, January to April 1963||p. 39|
|'Confrontation': 'D' Squadron's first tour and 'A' Squadron's second tour, April to December 1963||p. 57|
|'Contact': 'D' Squadron's second tour, December 1963 to April 1964||p. 69|
|'Crush Malaysia': 'D' Squadron's second tour continued, April to June 1964||p. 87|
|'Pursuit of Excellence': 'B' Squadron raised and trained, January to October 1964||p. 97|
|'A Little Further': 'A' Squadron's third tour, June to October 1964||p. 107|
|Threat to Kuching: 'B' Squadron's first tour, November 1964 to February 1965||p. 133|
|'Licensed to Kill': 'D' Squadron's third tour, February to May 1965||p. 149|
|'Get Back In!': 'A' Squadron's fourth tour, May to September 1965||p. 181|
|Squadron Ops: 'B' Squadron's second tour, October 1965 to February 1966||p. 211|
|Envoi: Victory in Borneo, March to August 1966||p. 227|
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Series: Greenhill Military Paperback S.
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 20th May 2003
Publisher: GREENHILL BOOKS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 15.5 x 23.2 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.43