Episode 3.5 — September 24, 2018

Episode 3.5

The Briggs Plan

The military campaign in 1950 in Malaya.  A look at the Communist tactics against British Army patrols and what life was like in a Communist camp.  Sir Harold Briggs arrives in Britain to become the Director of Operations he creates a plan to improve relation between the Army, the Police and the civil service.  The Chinese squatter population are to be forced into so called ‘new villages’ to stop the flow of suppliers to the Communist guerrillas.  A biography of Sir Harold Briggs.

To be published on Saturday 29th September

Sir Harold Briggs


Episode 3.4 — September 14, 2018

Episode 3.4

The Rising Tide

The war in Malaya between the British Army and the Communists in 1949. The growing level of Communist terrorist activity.  The British Colonial Government recruits ethnic Malays to fight the mainly ethnic Chinese Communist forces.  A biography of Chin Peng the leader of the Malayan Communist Party.

To be published on Saturday 22nd September

Chin Peng
Episode 3.3 — September 8, 2018

Episode 3.3

War by another name

The war in Malaya between the British Army and the Communists begins in June 1948 with the killing of three British rubber planters.  The British killed the military commander of the Communist forces.  The Communist establish areas of control within the jungle highland with the support of the ethnic Chinese squatter population.  A Biography of the British High Commission from 1946 to 1948 Sir Edward Gent.

To be published on Saturday 15th September

Sir Edward Gent
Episode 3.2 — September 3, 2018

Episode 3.2

Malaya Communists and British blunders

The Communist Malay People’s Anti Japanese Army fight a guerrilla war against the Japanese occupation and are armed by the British.  In 1945 British troops reoccupy Malaya but their policy of the issue of citizenship manages to alienate each of the ethnic groups in Malaya.  A biography of Lai Teck Communist leader during the Second World War.

To be published on Saturday 8th September