Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Chin, Peng, 1924-2013.

Title My side of history / by Chin Peng ; as told to Ian Ward and Norma Miraflor
Published Singapore : Media Masters, 2003


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  959.504 Chin War/Mso  AVAILABLE
Description 527 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Summary Chin Peng joined the Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) in January, 1940, as a 15 year-old schoolboy. His commitment to the communist cause, the pre-war anti-colonial struggle against Britain and, eventually, guerrilla warfare against the Japanese invaders saw him propelled rapidly to senior positions within the CPM party structure. By the age of 18 he had become the key link between the communists' Malayan Peoples Anti-Japanese Army (MPAJA) and Britain's clandestine Force 136, then endeavouring to set up intelligence-gathering operations behind enemy lines. While still a teenager he was promoted to head the communist movement's activities in his home state of Perak. Immediately following the Japanese surrender, Chin Peng was appointed to the Central Committee and, ultimately, his party's policy-making Politburo. He was barely 21, At 23, he was formally named the CPM's Secretary General, its highest-ranking figure. By June, 1948, the Malayan Emergency erupted and Chin Peng, four months shy of his 24th year, became the British Empire's most wanted man
Analysis Insurgency
Guerilla warfare
Overseas item
Chin Peng
Notes "Recollections of the guerrilla leader who waged a 12-year anti-colonial war against Britisha nd Commonwealth forces in the jungles of Malaya"--Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Chin, Peng, 1924-2013.
Malayan Communist Party.
Malayan Communist Party -- History.
Communists -- Malaya -- Biography
Guerrillas -- Malaya -- Biography
Communists -- Malaya -- ?́ƠBiography
Guerrillas -- Malaya -- ?́ƠBiography
Communists -- Malaysia -- Malaya -- Biography.
Guerrillas -- Malaysia -- Malaya -- Biography.
Malaysia -- History -- Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960 -- Personal narratives, Malayan
Malaysia -- History -- Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960 -- Personal narratives.
Genre/Form Biography.
Personal narratives
Personal narratives.
Author Ward, Ian, 1938-
Miraflor, Norma O.
LC no. 2003531924
ISBN 9810486936
Other Titles Subtitle on cover: Recollections of the guerrilla leader who waged a 12-year anti-colonial war against British and Commonwealth forces in the jungles of Malaya