Britain's Secret War : The Indonesian Confrontation 1962-66 Paperback / softback
by Will Fowler
Illustrated by Kevin Lyles
Part of the Men-at-Arms series
The 'Confrontation' between Malaysia and Indonesia in Bornew (January 20, 2006), the war against Indonesian raids across a 900-mile border in some of the world's worst jungle terrain, eventually involved nearly 20,000 British and Commonwealth troops, with air and naval support; and yet, by mutual consent, it was astonishingly little reported at the time.
This 'secret war' saw the perfection of SAS jungle tactics; a Parachute Regiment action described as 'a second Rorke's Drift'; and audacious secret missions deep inside enemy territory, including the award to a Gurkha soldier of the British Army's only 'living VC' for 40 years.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 48 pages, Illustrations (some col.)
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 05/07/2006
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9781846030482