|Author||Dato' R Thambipillay|
|On-line Merchant||Copies of the book can be ordered by via the Reply Slip.|
This new book is a true story about the magnificent roles that everyone played particularly, the Armed Forces, Royal Malaysia Police and its ancillary units, members of Government and non-Government agencies, those in the planting and mining fraternity and numerous ordinary civilians who gave their lives in the Emergency. It contains the Rolls of Honour of combatants both Commonwealth and Malaysians who participated in the containment and defeat of Communism. Graphic accounts of some of the tragic incidents are included. To facilitate loved ones, colleagues and friends, more photos of tombs than previously and illustrated description of graves are included. After 63 years (since declaration of the Emergency in 1948) enquiries are still received about those who gave their lives. After four years of fruitful research, locally and overseas, the book has now been launched. For marketing please see attached "Reply Slip".
The book explains the methods used in bringing the conflict to an end particularly the role of the Police Special Branch and the Psychological Warfare Section of the Government which successfully used garnered by the Special Branch. The use of Armour (Air, Sea, Artillery, Armoured Vehicles) is also featured in the successful prosecution of the War. It also introduces the broader arena in which Communism developed world-wide and how it arrived at our shores.
This book has become necessary and encouraged by many to publish it.
This book entitled "The Last Post - story of the Emergency 1948-1960 and Commemorative Events" is printed as a keepsake. It will be a limited edition of only 1,000 hardbound books comprising 300 pages with about 400 over photos (of this there are 330 photographs) of tombs comprising Commonwealth Military personnel, Royal Malaysia Police, Planters, Miners, Civilians (including two British children and two women - each in separate incidents) buried in God's Little Acre, and other cemeteries in Malaysia. It will be a good book to give as mementos, in remembrances of heroes and heroines, for inculcating patriotism, to promote respect of our past and to remind us of the ravages of war.
It also gives detailed account (with photos) of Commemorative events as initiated in 1980 of the now popularly known God's Little Acre, followed by remembering the fallen Gurkhas since 2004 at the Second Royal Ranger Regiment Ipoh, the fallen in WW 2 at the "Battle of Kampar" in Ipoh since 2005, and a composite remembrance revived since 2008 at the Cenotaph opposite Ipoh Railway station, ending with the annual pilgrimage to Ipoh with the popular "Troops Night" sponsored by the Chan brothers.
This book contains ten chapters and gives a graphic account of those mementos times. A militant threat which would have seen the ruin of a prosperous economy and the subjugation of its people to a cruel and pitiless tyranny. We believe that this new publication finds acceptance among not only those mentioned in it but also the citizenry who have an interest in the history of our Nation and should remain a treasured memento and for posterity.LEST WE FORGET
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