Friday, December 23, 2016

Malayan Emergency

The Malayan Emergency was a counterinsurgency war fought by British Commonwealth forces against Communist guerillas in Malaya (the former name of Malaysia) between 1948 and 1960. These photos depict New Zealand forces in action (or in some cases, inaction) during this conflict.

 Carrying supplies after an air drop, Malayan jungle, 27 Jul 1958
 Men of the Special Air Service in the jungle during 
the Malayan Emergency, 21 January 1955
 New Zealand troopers in Malaya, April 1957
 On patrol, Malaya, ca 1955
 Privates T Farley, R A Smith and M J Pickworth of the New Zealand 
Regiment in the Malayan rain forest, 23 October 1958
 Second Lieutenant P Scott addressing New Zealand Regiment 
troops and marines in jungle base camp, 1955-60
 Trooper J J Croty and tracker dog, Malaya, April 1957
 Troopers in the Malayan jungle, ca 1955
Two native headmen from local tribe call at New Zealand camp, ca. 1955
Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

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