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Oct 27, 2018

The British Army and Malay Police grind down the Communist guerrillas, increasing amounts of Malaya are declared free of Communist terrorism.  The Malay Communist Party seek a peace deal with the newly elected Government of Malaysia but talks break down and the war carries on.  The politics of Malaya and Singapore.  A biography of Tunku the first prime minister of Malaysia.

Oct 20, 2018

High Commissioner Gerald Templer creates so called 'white areas' free of Communist terrorism where the emergency regulations can be ended.  The British Army push the Communists back into the jungle highlands. The level of Communist activity declines.  Templer leaves Malaya and is replaced as director of operations by Lieutenant General Bourne, a biography of the man.

Oct 13, 2018

Gerald Templer becomes the new High Commission and Director of Operations in Malaya.  He dismisses officials who have been block to good cooperation between the Army and civil administration.  The British Intelligence service greatly improves, cash rewards are given for information.  British Army and Malay Police begin to defeat the Communists.  A biography of Gerald Templer.

Oct 6, 2018

The life and death of Sir Henry Gurney, who is murdered in a Communist ambush.  The rising level of Communist terrorism in Malaya.  The disappointing results for the British military in 1951.  A new British Government led by Winston Churchill demands changes in the way the war is fought.

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