Limbang Rebellion: Seven Days in December 1962

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9781783461912: Limbang Rebellion: Seven Days in December 1962

The book highlights true heroes such as police personnel and ordinary people who did extraordinary things to protect and save others in great danger. Borneo Post This is a human tale of courage, fortitude and bravery - It is a gripping tale of seven dramatic days that helped quell the initial North Kalimantan National Army efforts of taking over the whole of Borneo Island. It was beginning of a wider and longer campaign that came to be called Confrontation. Globe and Laurel Whether you were there or not matters little as this is one of the Brush Fire wars that proved the value of Royal Marines Commandos in challenging situations. Some may find a few of the personal stories conflicting, but that is what is remembered in the heat of action. It makes riveting reading and is lucidly written, thoroughly researched and well documented. Globe and Laurel With an impressive command of detail, the author has gathered witness accounts from her own interviews and a treasure trove of archival material that give the reader a visceral understanding of what it was like to be a prisoner, and what it was like to be a soldier seeing action for the first time. The Australian There is much to recommend in Limbang Rebellion. It will appeal especially to readers with a passion for military history that is informed by geopolitical context and the personal impact of armed struggle. The Australian The Limbang Rebellion in 1962 had a historical impact on Sarawak in particular and Malaysia in general, as it indirectly opened the minds and eyes of Sarawakians who were initially sceptical of Sarawak involvement in the formation of Malaysia. New Sarawak Tribune Limbang Rebellion should be on your year-end list of books to read. The Star Sarawak Limbang Rebellion reads more like a thriller, drawing you into the lives of the people caught in the conflict. The Star Sarawak The book draws from eyewitness accounts, letters, diaries and other historical documents to reflect the experiences of those who lived through the rebellion and showed courage, resilience and dignity. The Sunday Star, Sarawak

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In early December 1962 there was a surprise rebel uprising in northern Borneo. The leader of the anti-colonialist North Kalimantan National Army, Sheikh Azahari, mounted the insurrection that became known as the Brunei Revolt. It aimed to thwart Britain and Malaya's plan to combine the British territories of Borneo into a new Federation of Malaysia. The river town of Limbang, an administrative centre in the British colony of Sarawak, became the pivot of the rebellion that was to be the opening act of the military and diplomatic conflict known as 'Konfrontasi'. Combining eyewitness accounts with thorough research, Limbang Rebellion reveals what it was like to be thrown into this intense and unexpected conflict in which hostages were taken and threatened with execution. It describes the involvement of the Royal Marines under Captain Jeremy Moore, MC, and the daring rescue mission he led under challenging circumstances, which included being vastly outnumbered by the rebel forces. The result is a gripping account of seven dramatic days when a small town in northern Borneo suddenly seized the world's attention.

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