Britain and the Confrontation with Indonesia,1960-66, Hardback Book

Britain and the Confrontation with Indonesia,1960-66 Hardback

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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.
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  • Category: Asian history
  • ISBN: 9781850436232



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