As part of the 'Images of War' series of photo-histories, my second book on the Suffolk Regiment's part in the Malayan Emergency, will be published by Pen and Sword books, in May 2022.
In a similar vein to 'Fighting Through to Hitler's Germany,' it contains numerous first-hand accounts of the men of the Suffolk Regiment who served there interspersed with over 300 previously unseen photographs, drawn from numerous veterans personal archives over the past twenty years.
The 1st Battalion, the Suffolk Regiment waged a progressive and successful intelligence war together with their contemporaries in the civil powers in Malaya between 1949 and 1953, and carved for themselves, an enviable reputation for success against the communist terrorists they were sent to Malaya to eliminate. At the end of their tour, they held the record for the highest number of terrorists killed and captured - a record never beaten by any British unit serving in Malaya.
The vast majority of those who served here, were young 19 year-old National Servicemen who had been been conscripted from various counties in the east and also from London.
More details will follow as they become available, in the meantime, you can discover more about the Battalion, their successes and some of those who feature in the book, by clicking on the images below.
You can also pre-order your copy of the book direct from the publishers website. Please click on the below button for more information: