BOOKS

BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BOOKS DEALING WITH MALAYA, THE MALAYAN

EMERGENCY AND INDONESIAN CONFRONTATION PERIODS.

(EVERY FACET INCLUDING ORIGINS, RAMIFICATIONS AND AFTERMATH OF CONFLICTS AND BOTH FACT OR FICTITIOUS WORKS AND ALL OR IN PART COVERAGE)

GENERAL CATEGORIES

          (E)  Malayan Emergency,

          (G)  General Aspects Coverage,

          (H)  Historical,

          (I)  Indonesian Confrontation, and

          (W)  World War Two.

H001/  A HISTORY OF MALAYA (AD 1400-1959) J Kennedy, Macmillan 1962, London & New York,

H002/  A HISTORY OF MALAYA AND HER NEIGHBOURS, F J Moorhead, Longman Green & Co 1957, London,

I003/  A FACE LIKE A CHICKEN'S BACKSIDE: JP Cross, Arms & Armour Press London, 1980s,

W004/  A LIFE FOR EVERY SLEEPER, Hugh Clarke, data unknown,

E005/  A MUSKET FOR THE KING, L S Ives, Leslie Ives Books 1999, Tavistock UK,

E006/  ADVENTURE IN MY VEINS, Allan Brodie DFC, circa 50s, UK,

E007/  AN INCH OF BRAVERY: 3RAR in the Malayan Emergency 1957-59, Colin Bannister, Directorate of (Australian) Army Public Affairs 1994, Canberra,

E008/  AND THE RAIN MY DRINK, Han Suyin, Jonathan Cape 1956, UK,

W009/  AND TOMORROW FREEDEDM, Sheila Ross, Allen & Unwin 1989, Sydney Aust,

E010/  AND SO THE RUNNING DOG, Colin McElduff, London?

W011/  A FEARFULL FREEDEM: One Man's Survival in Occupied Malay 1942-45, Robert Hammond, Leo Cooper 1984 UK,

E012/  A FAR EAST FLYING TOUR (52 Sqn RAF 1955), Wyndham Deere, by Wyndham Deere 2002, Vineland ONT, Canada,

E013/  ALIAS CHIN PENG: My Side of History, Chin Peng, Media Masters 2003, Singapore,

W014/  BORNEO: Australia's Proud but Tragic Heritage, Kevin Smith, KR&H Smith 1999, Armidale NSW Aust,  

W015/  BLOOD ON BORNEO, Jack Wong Sue (AKR13) DCM, L Smith (Western Australia) Pty Ltd 2001, Perth WA,

E016/  BLOOD ON THE LEAVES, Nourma Handford, Dymocks, in Australia?

H017/  BRITISH INTERVENTION IN MALAYA 1867-77, C. Northcote Parkinson, University of Malaya Press 1960, Singapore,

G018/  BRITISH MILITARY ADMINISTRATION IN THE FAR EAST, F S V Donnison, H.M.S.O. 1956, UK,

H019/  BRITISH MALAYA, Sir Frank Swettenham, Allan & Unwin 1948, London,

G020/  BUSHWACKINBG AND OTHER TALES FROM MALAYA, Sir Hugh Clifford, London 1929,

E021/  BUKIT KEPONG (in Bahasa Malay), Ismail Johari, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka KL 1999, Malaysia,

E022/  COUNTER-INSURGENCY OPERATIONS: 1. Malaya and Borneo, E D Smith, Ian Allen Ltd 1985, London,

G023/  COMMUNIST SUBVERSION IN THE SEATO AREA, Bernard B Fall, SEATO (ex Restricted) 1960, Bangkok,

E024/  COMMUNIST INSURECTION IN MALAYA 1948-60: Anthony Short, Frederick Muller London 1975,

G025/  COMMUNISM IN SE ASIA, J H Brimmell, Oxford University Press 1959, UK,

I026/  CONFRONTATION: THE FORGOTTEN CONFLICT 1963-66, Hugh H Ritchie, Self published 1997, Perth WA,

G027/  CRISES AND COMMITMENTS (The Politics and Diplomacy of Australia's Involvement in SE Asia Conflicts 1948-75) Peter Edwards with Gregory Pemberton, Allen & Unwin 1992, Sydney,

G028/  COMPLETING A STEWARDSHIP: THE MALAYAN CIVIL SERVICE 1942-57, Robert Heussler, Greenwood Press 1983, Westport Con. USA,

E029/  COUNTER INSURGENCY CAMPAIGNING, Julian Page, Faber & Faber 1967, London,

H030/  CHINESE SECRET SOCIETIES IN MALAYA, L Comber, Donald Moore 1959, Singapore,

E031/  DEFEATING COMMUNIST INSURGENCY, Sir Robert Thompson, Chatto & Widus 1966, UK,

W032/  DEFEAT IN MALAYA, Author Swinson, Purnells circa 1986,

G033/  EMERGENCY AND CONFRONTATION: Australian Military Operations in Malaya and Borneo 1950-66, Peter Denis & Jeffrey Grey, Allen & Unwin, Sydney,

G034/  EASTWARD: A HISTORY OF THE RAF IN THE FAR EAST 1945-72, David Lee, HMSO 1984, London,

E035/  EMERGENCY YEARS: MALAY 1951-54, Leonard Rayner, Heinemann Asia,

H036/  END OF EMPIRE (Chapter 3), Brian Lapping, Granada 1983, UK,

W037/  ESCAPE FROM SINGAPORE (THE), Richard Gough, William Kimber UK & Heinemann Asia 1988 & SNP Editions Singapore 2000,  

W038/  ESCAPE FROM THE RISING SUN, Ian Skidmore, Leo cooper Ltd circa 1980s,

G039/  FOOTPRINTS IN MALAYA, Sir Frank Swettenham, Hutchinson 1942, UK,

E040/  GANGS AND COUNTER GANGS, Frank Kitson, Barrie & Rockliffe 1960, UK,

E041/  GREEN BERET, RED STAR, Major Anthony Crockett, Eyre & Spottiswoode 1954, London,

E042/  GUERRILLAS AND TERRORISTS, Richard Clutterbuck, Faber & Faber 1977, London,

E043/  GREEN LIGHT, Arthur Campbell, Allen & Unwin 1953, UK,

I044/  GREEN MULES GREEN GIANTS, Tony Easterby, Printed by Tony Easterby 2002, Perth WA,

E045/  GUERRILLA COMMUNISM IN MALAYA, Lucien W Pye, Oxford University Press 1956, UK,

E046/  GOD'S LITTLE ACRE, R Thambipillay, Perak Planters Association 1998, Malaysia,

E047/  HEARTS AND MINDS IN GUERILLA WARFARE: THE MALAYAN EMERGENCY 1948-60, Richard Stubbs, Oxford University Press 1989, Singapore,

W048/  HEROES DENIED, (Andy Harris?) Sydney 1996,

G049/  IN GURKHA COMPANY: JP Cross, Arms & Armour Press, London 1988,

W050/  IT BEGAN IN SINGAPORE, G P Wills & M P O'Connor, World Distributors circa 1980s,

W051/  JAPAN'S IMPERIAL CONSPIRACY, David Bergamini, Heineman circa 1985,

H052/  JAPAN'S NEW ORDER IN EAST ASIA, Jones F C, Oxford University Pres 1954, London

E053/  JUNGLE WAR IN MALAYA; The Campaign Against Communism 1948-60, Harry Miller, Arthur Barker Ltd 1972, UK,

G054/  JUNGLE WARFARE EXPERIENCES AND ENCOUNTERS, J P Cross, Arms and Armour Press 1989, London,

E055/  JUNGLE GREEN, Arthur Campbell, Allen & Unwin 1953, UK,

E056/  JUNGLE HOSTAGE, Cliff Holland, Excalibut Press, London 1992,

E057/  JUNGLE BASHER, Robert Bonner, Fleur de Lys Publishers, Knutsford Cheshire UK 2002,

W058/  LAST FLIGHT FROM SINGAPORE, Arthur G Donahue, Macmillan Press circa 1980s,

E059/  LOG ACROSS THE ROAD, Sheila Ross, 1970s UK,

W060/  LESSER GODS, GREATER DEVILS, Arthur Lane, Lane Publishers/Three Pagodas Ltd 1993, UK,

G061/  MALAY WATERS, H M Tomlinson, Hodder & Stoughton UK circa 1985,

G062/  MALAYA, J M Gullick, Benn 1964, London,

H063/  MALAYA THROUGH FOUR CENTURIES: An antropolgy 1500-1900, N J Ryan, Oxford University Press KL, 1960s,

E064/  MALAYA: COMMUNIST OR FREE?, Victor Purcell, Gollancz 1954, UK,

G065/  MALAYA AND BORNEO, E D Smith, Shepperton 1985, UK,

G066/  MALAYAN ABORIGINES, Major PDR Williams-Hunt, Government Printing Office 1952, KL,

G067/  MALAYSIA, Victor Purcell, Thames & Hudson 1965, UK,

W068/  MALAYAN OPERATIONS MOST SECRET: FORCE 136, Ian Trenowden, Chong Moh Offset Printing 1983, Singapore,

G069/  THE MEMOIRS OF A MALAYAN OFFICIAL, Victor Purcell, Cassells 1965, London,

E070/  MOSTLY UNSUNG: Australia and The Commonwealth in the Malayan Emergency 1948-60, Lt Col Neil C Smith, self published 1989, Melbourne,

E071/  MEMORIES OF LORD CHANDOS, Viscount Chandos, Brodley Head 1952, UK,

E072/  MY TWO JUNGLES, James MacDonald, Harrap 1950, UK,

W073/  MY SIDE OF THE KWAI, Les Atkinson, Kangaroo Press (Viacom) 2001, Sydney Aust,

E074/  MENACE IN MALAYA, Harry Miller, Harrap 1954, UK,

E075/  MALAYA: THE COMMUNIST INSURGENT WAR 1948-1960, Edgar O'Ballance, Faber & Faber 1966, UK

E076/  MERDEKA! BRITISH RULE AND THE STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE IN MALAYA 1945-57, Khong Kim Hoong, Institute for Social Analysis, Petaling Jaya 1984, Malaysia,

G077/  MALAYAN ABORIGINES, PDR Williams-Hunt, Govt Printing Office 1952 (Dept of Orang Asli Affairs for updates), KL,

E078/  MALAYAN TALES OF THE YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY, John Scurr, Pentland Press Ltd 1998, Cambridgeshire UK 

W079/  MIRACLE ON THE RIVER KWAI, Ernest Gordon, Quality Book Club UK?  circa 1980s,

W080/  MARINES DON'T HOLD THEIR HORSES, Ian Skidmore, Leo Cooper Ltd corca 1980s,

W081/  MASSACRE AT PARIT SULONG, Gilbert Mant, Sydney 1998,

W082/  MALAYA UPSIDE DOWN, Chin Kee Onn, Jitts & Co 1946, Singapore,

H083/  MALAYA THROUGH FOUR CENTURIES, N J Ryan, Oxford University Press 1959, London,

H084/  MALAYA SKETCHES, Sir Frank Swettenham, London 1895,

G085/  MALAYA'S FIRST BRITISH PIONEER, H P Clodd, Luzac 1948, London,

H086/  MURDER ON THE VERANDAH, Eric Lawlor, Harper Collins 1999, London UK,

H087/  NINTEENTH CENTURY MALAYA: The Origins of British Political Control, C D Cowan, Oxford University Press 1961, London,

I088/  NOTHING SHORT OF WAR: With the Australian Army in Borneo 1962-1966, Lt Col Neil Smith, Mostly Unsung 1999, Melbourne,

G089/  ONE MAN'S JUNGLE, Ralph Barker, Chatto & Windus 1975, (Spencer Chapman's Biography),

W090/  ONE FOURTEENTH OF AN ELEPHANT, Ian Denys Peek, Pan Macmillam Australia, Sydney,

E091/  OPERATION GINGER, Yuen Yuet Leng, Vinpress Sdn Bhd 1998, KL Malaysia,

W092/  OPERATIONS MOST SECRET SOE: THE MALAYAN THEATRE, Ian Trenowden, William Kimber & Co 1978, London,

H093/  ONE HUNDRED YEARS' HISTORY OF THE CHINESE IN SINGAPORE, Song Ong Siang, Murray 1923, London,

E094/  PAGES FROM MEMORY, James Griffiths, Dent 1969, UK,

W095/  PERCIVAL AND THE TRAGEDY OF SINGAPORE, Sir John Smyth VC, Macdonald circa 1980s,

E096/  PURPLE WITH A GREEN STRIPE, Lt Col N C Smith, self published 1991, Melbourne,

W097/  PAI NAA: The Story of Nona Baker MBE, Dorothy Thatcher & Robert Cross, White Lion 1974, UK,

H098/  PAPERS ON MALAYAN HISTORY (Educational), K G Tregonning. Singapore 1962,

G099/  PRINCE AND PREMIER, Harry Miller, Harrap 1959, London,

H100/  PERAK AND THE MALAYS, F McNair, London 1778,

W101/  RED JUNGLE, John Cross DSO, Robert Hale 1957, UK?,

E102/  RED STAR OVER MALAYA; Resistance and Social Conflict During and After the Japanese Occupation 1941-46, Cheah Boon Kheng, Singapore University Press 1983, Singapore,

E103/  RED SHADOW OVER MALAYA, MCA Henniker, Blackwood 1955, UK,

W104/  REPORT FROM MALAYA, Vernon Bartlett, Criterion Books 1955 NY,

E105/  REPRESSION AND REVOLT, Michael R Stenson, University of Ohio International Studies, SE Asia Programe 1969, USA,

W106/  RETURN OF THE TIGER, Brian Connell, Evan brothers Ltd circa 1980s,

W107/  RING OF FIRE, Dick Horton, Leo Cooper Ltd or Secker & Warburg circa 1980s 

G108/  RIMBA RAYA: Deep Virgin Jungle by Oliver Hartley, Westralian Publishers 2002, Carine Perth WA,

G109/  RIOT & REVOLUTION IN SINGAPORE & MALAYA 1945-1963, Richard Clutterbuck, Faber & Faber 1973, London,

G110/  RAFFLES OF SINGAPORE, Sir R Coupland, Collins 1946, London,

G111/  RAFFLES OF THE EASTERN ISLES, C E Wurtzburg, Hodder & Stoughton 1954, London,

W112/  SEVENTY DAYS IN SINGAPORE, Stanley L Faulk, Robert Hale circa 1980s,

W113/  SINGAPORE TO FREEDOM, Oswald Gilmour, E J Burrows circa 1980s,

E114/  SHOOT TO KILL, Richard Miers, Faber & Faber 1959, London,

E115/  SUPPRESSING INSURGENCY: An Analysis of The Malayan Emergency, 1948-54, John Coates, Westview Press 1992, Colorado and Oxford,

E116/  SPEARHEAD IN MALAYA, J W G Moran, Panther Books 1960, UK,

W117/  SPOTLIGHT IN SINGAPORE, Dennis Russell Roberts, Tandem Books circa 1980s,

W118/  SAVAGE JUNGLE, Iain Finlay, Simon & Schuster, Australia 1991,

E119/  SCORPIO THE COMMUNIST ERASER, Leong Chee Woh, publisher Unk 1999, Selangor Malaysia,

G120/  SCORPIO AGAINST THE DRAGON, Leong Chee Woh, publisher Unk 1999, Selangor Malaysia,

W121/  SOE SINGAPORE 1941/42, Richards Gough, Kimber corca 1980s,

G122/  SINISTER TWILIGHT, Noel Barber, William Collins UK? circa 1970s,

W123/  SOE IN THE FAR EAST, Charles Cruickshank, Oxford University Press UK circa 1980s,

W124/  SUNSET IN THE EAST, Sacha Carnegie, Peter Davies, UK?

G125/  THE RECOLLECTIONS FROM JUNGLE SOLDIERS, Scarf Jones, Allied Special Forces Assn 1999, Hereford UK,

W126/  THE FALL OF SINGAPORE, Frank Owen, Michael Joseph Ltd circa 1980s,

G127/  THE MALAYAN UNION CONTROVERSY 1942-48, Albert Lau, Oxford University Press 1991, Singapore,

E128/  THE MALAYAN POLICE FORCE IN THE EMERGENCY 1948-60, by R Thambipillay 2002, published Ipoh, Perak Malaysia,

W129/  THE NAKED ISLAND, Russell Braddon, Wernie Laurie Aust? circa 1960,

E130/  TEMPLAR: TIGER OF MALAYA; John Cloake, Harrap 1965, London,

W131/  THE JUNGLE IS NEUTRAL, F. Spencer Chapman, Chatto & Windus 1949, UK,

E132/  THE JUNGLE BEAT:Fighting Terrorists in Malaya 1952-61, Roy Follows with Hugh Popham, Cassell 1990, London & in paperback by TravellersEye Ltd 2000, Shropshire,

G133/  THE DOUBLE TENTH, George Brown, Arrow Books 1993, UK,

E134/  THE COMMUNIST MENACE IN MALAYA, Harry Miller, Frederick A Praeger Inc 1954 NY or, MENACE IN MALAYA G G Harrap & Co UK,

G135/  THE GUERRILLA AND HOW TO FIGHT HIM, Edited Lt Col T N Green, Frederick A Praeger Inc 1962, NY,

E136/  THE COMMUNIST INSURRECTION IN MALAYA 1948-60, Anthony Short, Muller 1975, assumed UK,

E137/  THE LONG LONG WAR: The Emergency in Malaya 1948-60, Richard Clutterbuck, Cassell 1966, London,

E138/  THE DOOR MARKED MALAYA, Oliver Crawford, Rupert Hart - Davis 1958, London,

E139/  THE CONDUCT OF ANTI-TERRORIST OPERATIONS IN MALAYA, Director of Operations Malaya (ex Restricted Manual), with three editions up to 1958, HQ (Commonwealth) Malaya Command,

H140/  THE GOLDEN KHERSONESE: THE HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF MALAYA TO 1500 AD, Paul Wheatley, University of Malaya Press KL 1960s,

E041/  THE MALAYAN TRILOGY, Anthony Burgess, Random House 1996, London,

E142/  THE VIRGIN SOLDIERS, Leslie Thomas, Pan Books 1967, London,

W143/  THE WORST DISASTER: THE FALL OF SINGAPORE, Raymond Callahan, University of Delaware Press USA circa 1980s,

E144/  THE WAR OF THE RUNNING DOGS; Malaya 1948-60, Noel Barber, Arrow Books 1989, London,

G145/  THE INDIGENOUS POLITICAL SYSTEM OF WESTERN MALAYA, J M Gullick, London School of Economics 1965, UK,  

G146/  THE STORY OF MALAYA, Harry Miller, Faber and Faber 1965, UK,

E147/  THE CAMP ACROSS THE RIVER, J W G Moran, Peter Davies 1961, UK,

E148/  THE VIOLENT PEACE, Clark and Shelley Mydens, Atheneum 1970, NY,

E149/  THE GREEN HOWARDS IN MALAYA, J B Oldfield, Gale and Polden 1953, UK,

E150/  THE MEMOIRS OF LORD CHANDOS, Oliver Lyttelton, Bodley Head 1962, London,

E151/  THE COMMUNIST STRUGGLE IN MALAYA, Gene Z Hanrahan, International Secretariat, Institute of Pacific Relations 1954, NY (also University of Malaysia Press KL),  

I152/  THE UNDECLARED WAR, (Brunei and Borneo) Harold James & Denis Sheil-Small, Leo Cooper 1971, UK,

E153/  THE SILENT ARMY, Chin Kee Onn, Transworld Publishing circa 1975, London UK 

E154/  THE GREEN TORTURE, Denis Holman, Robert Hale '60s, UK?

W155/  THE OTHER SIDE OF TENKO, L L Barnes, W H Allen circa 1980s,

W156/  THE BOAT, Walter Gibson, W H Allen circa 1980s,

W157/  TIME FOR A TIGER, Anthony Burgess, UK circa 1962,

E158/  TROPIC TEMPER, James Kirkup, Collins 1963, UK,

G159/  THE WAY IT WAS, Alexander Archer, United Selangor Press Malaysia 1984,

G160/  THE MAKING OF MODERN MALAYA, N J Ryan, Oxford University Press KL 1963,

G161/  THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF MALAYSIA: The Inside Story, Aloysius Chin, Vimpress KL 1995,

G162/  TALES FROM THE SOUTH CHINA SEA, Charles Allen, Andre Deutsch BBC London 1983 

G163/  TEMIAR JUNGLE, John Slimming, John Murray, in UK?,

W164/  THE WAR IN MALAYA, A E Percival (General), Eyre & Spottiswoode 1949, UK,

G165/  THE AWAKENING OF THE LION: SINGAPORE, Peter Neville, 1999 UK,

H166/  TRANSFORMATION IN MALAYA, J B Robinson, Secker & Warburg 1953, UK?

H167/  THE CHINESE IN MALAYA, V Purcell, Oxford University Press 1948, London,

H168/  THE CHINESE IN SOUTH EAST ASIA, V Purcell, Oxford University Press 1952, London,

E169/  THE SUFFOLK'S IN MALAYA, L Spicer, UK 1990s,

H170/  THE REAL MALAY, Sir Frank Swettenham, London 1899,

G171/  WAR OF THE FLEA, P Taber, Paladin 1970, USA,

W172/  WHAT PRICE SURRENDER, Desmond Jackson, Allen & Unwin Sydney circa 1980s,

E173/  WHO WON THE MALAYAN EMERGENCY?, Herbert Andrew, Graham Brash (Pte) Ltd 1995, Singapore,

 W174/  WOMEN BEYOND THE WIRE, Lavina Warner & John Sandilands, Michael Joseph Ltd (UK?) circa 1980s,

 W175/  YOU'LL DIE IN SINGAPORE, McCormack DCM, Robert Hale circa 1980s,

   GENERAL COMMENT

     (1) Not a conclusive list (at least a dozen or more titles written between 1920-30s) but excluding direct reference to articles, monographs and or general Unit History overviews, good amount of,

      (2) Listings as seen are kindred or historically related to the 1948-60 Malayan Emergency situation and towards the post cum the 1962-66 Indonesian Confrontation periods and even thereafter,

      (3) Due to publishing dates, bulk of listing is available through library order only, but many ARE still there today!

     (4) Any additional missed titles/data (particularly fictitious workings about) most welcome ...

Compiled 1994-2004 by:

A L (Paddy) Bacskai CD

NMBVA Australia (Inc) WA Branch (Whitfords)

Email: paddy13@iinet.net.au