Britain and the Confrontation with Indonesia,1960-66 Hardback
by David Easter
Part of the International Library of Twentieth Century History series
The 'Confrontation' is Britain's forgotten war. Yet as David Easter shows, it was a major commitment involving over 54,000 British servicemen and near-escalation into full-scale war with Indonesia.
President Sukarno's 'Confrontation' of Indonesia was an attempt to destroy Britain's plans for Malayasia by guerilla warfare including air and sea landings, and Britain responded with a secret war by supporting rebel groups, propaganda and clandestine cross-border raids.
Sukarno was finally overthrown by a pro-Western military government which renounced the Confrontation and accepted Malaysia.
Britain's policy, however seemingly successful was, however, vital in her post-imperial retreat from empire and in abandoning her global defence role.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 288 pages, 1 map
- Publisher: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.
- Publication Date: 27/08/2004
- Category: Asian history
- ISBN: 9781850436232