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Merdeka by [Gunn, Lachlan]

Merdeka Kindle Edition

4.6 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews

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"Merdeka is an excellent first novel from an exciting new author about the Malayan Emergency - a forgotten war and an emerging theme for contemporary fiction."    The British Army Rumour Service

"This a crisply told tale with a strong narrative line and a cast of well-drawn characters."
        Trevor Royle - Author, Broadcaster and Historian

"Merdeka is a military book that smoothly finds the balance between love, history and warfare."
          Books About Army - QARANC.co.uk

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'Merdeka' (which means freedom or independence in Malay) is set in Malaya in 1957. The story covers both sides in the conflict and moves from jungle combat to romance on a tropical beach...... the emotional cost of war!

Acting on secret intelligence a Gurkha patrol from the British Army is sent deep into the jungle to ambush a group of Chinese Communist Terrorists. It is accompanied by Alick Gordon, a young officer from the Scottish Border Regiment, Arthur Bryant, a seasoned District Superintendent from the Special Branch of the Malayan Police and Jalil, a tracker and guide from the local orang asli people.

The Communist Unit is led by Hor Too, a renowned and ruthless jungle fighter and is accompanied by Ah Sim, a female member of the Politburo. The tide has turned for the Communists due to the successful counter-insurgency campaign, where the phrase winning the 'hearts and minds' of a population was first coined.

The outcome of the ambush is unexpected and Alick Gordon is deeply affected by some of the deaths. In the days after independence (Merdeka) he takes a short break and makes a journey across Malaya. He finds comfort and solace in the company of those he meets, and one person will change his life forever.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 898 KB
  • Print Length: 319 pages
  • Publisher: Lachlan Gunn in association with BenAlpin Books; 2 edition (16 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006FMFCHI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #484,483 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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