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The Undeclared War: The Story of the Indonesian Confrontation 196

The Undeclared War: The Story of the Indonesian Confrontation 1962-1966 - Harold James & Denis Sheil-Small

London: Leo Cooper, 1971, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, nicked at the tail of the spine with the price clipped.

Includes: Black & white photographs; Maps; List of abbreviations; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “The Undeclared War tells, for the first time, the full story of Britain’s most vital victory since the Second World War. Five years have passed since the end of Confrontation, as Sukarno’s attempt to destroy Malaysia and create a pan-Indonesian empire became known. But practically nothing has hitherto been written about the masterly counter-action conducted by the British and Commonwealth forces in Borneo between 1962 and 1966.

The war in Borneo could easily have become another Vietnam, a war which might still be in progress today. It was only leadership of a very high quality and troops of a very high standard of training and versatility which prevented the conflict from growing into a full-scale war.

This book tells, for the first time, how British, Gurkha and Commonwealth troops guarded a thousand-mile frontier against incessant Indonesian guerrilla attacks, and how they achieved near-total mastery of some of the most difficult fighting terrain in the world by playing and outwitting the enemy at his own game.

This book is a worthy tribute to the men who fought in Borneo, and a thrilling story of an extraordinary campaign.”


Jacket designed by Brian Lubrani. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (xviii) 201 pages.
£25.80

This one has already found a new owner.