Sarawak Under The Throes Of War: Reflection On A 'Z' Special Force Operative


by Lim Beng Hai; Gabriel Tan

Sarawak Under The Throes Of War: Reflection On A 'Z' Special Force Operative

Price:  US$31.34   (SGD40.70*)
Format:  Paper Back, 312 pages
Published:  2010, Malaysia, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789834403027
SB#:  050784 (132)

About This Book

This edited memoir was written by Lim Beng Hai (1923-2007) and the manuscript was passed to the publishers by his son. It tells of the period when Beng Hai, previously a Kuching hospital assistant, was a Volunteer in Z Force of the Australia Inland Force, then engaged in searching out remaining Japanese military in the Upper Rejang area of inland Sarawak and Kalimantan. Archival photographs and discursive personal anecdotes convey some of the tensions and interplay of the time when memories of massacres by the invading Japanese were very alive. There are accounts of Beng Hai's childhood in Kuching, and comments on the lifestyles of the peoples of the interior as well as details of Z Force activities under Major Tom Harrisson, later Director of the Sarawak Museum. With sketch plans, a postscript on memorials and bibliography.


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