Jungle Soldier

The true story of Freddy Spencer Chapman

Author: Brian Moynahan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1849167818

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 445

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Arctic explorer, survival expert and naturalist Freddy Spencer Chapman was trapped behind enemy lines when the Japanese overran Malaya in 1942. His response was to begin a commando campaign of such lethal effectiveness that the Japanese deployed an entire regiment against him, hunting for him as they did for no other. He was wounded, and racked by tropical disease. His companions were killed, or captured and then beheaded. Cut off from friendly forces, his only shelter the deep jungle, Chapman held out for three years and five months. Jungle Soldier recounts the thrilling and unforgettable adventures of the north country orphan who survived against all odds to become a legend of guerrilla warfare.

British Counterinsurgency

Author: John Newsinger

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137316861

Category: History

Page: 284

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British Counterinsurgency challenges the British Army's claim to counterinsurgency expertise. It provides well-written, accessible and up-to-date accounts of the post-1945 campaigns in Palestine, Malaya, Kenya, Cyprus, South Yemen, Dhofar, Northern Ireland and more recently in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Playing for Malaya

Author: Rebecca Kenneison

Publisher: Flipside Digital Content Company Inc.

ISBN: 9971697327

Category: History

Page: 275

View: 5369


A stunning personal account of a Eurasian family living in Malaya during WWII.

Historical Dictionary of Malaysia

Author: Ooi Keat Gin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538108852

Category: History

Page: 686

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Malaysia is one of the most intriguing countries in Asia in many respects. It consists of several distinct areas, not only geographically but ethnically as well; along with Malays and related groups, the country has a very large Indian and Chinese population. The spoken languages obviously vary at home, although Bahasa Malaysia is the official language and nearly everyone speaks English. There is also a mixture of religions, with Islam predominating among the Malays and others, Hinduism and Sikhism among the Indians, mainly Daoism and Confucianism among the Chinese, but also some Christians as well as older indigenous beliefs in certain places. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Malaysia contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Malaysia.

One Man's Jungle

A Biography of F. Spencer Chapman, DSO

Author: Ralph Barker

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography

Page: 373

View: 1382


Includes accounts of British Arctic Air Route Expedition 1930-31 and Watkins' East Greenland Expedition 1932-33.