The Intelligence War

This picture shows British troops and a Malayan interpreter interrogate a terrorist in 1951 after having cleared him from a jungle foxhole in 1951. Fortunately for the British, the insurgency was largely contained within the Chinese community with most Malays, Indians and some Chinese rejecting the Communist inspired assault on the colony. It became paradoxical for the Chinese terrorists to continue their campaign as the British promised to leave only when the insurrection was over. Therefore, the longer the terrorists fought, the longer colonialism stayed in place.

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by Stephen Luscombe