在第二次世界大战结束时,几乎破产的英国下定决心要恢复在“远东”欧洲力量的旧区,并举行越南和印度尼西亚,直到法国和荷兰可以重新获得控制权。Shortly after, as Labour was building the ‘Welfare State’ at home, in Malaya, which had extensive tin mines and was producing over a third of the world’s natural rubber, our soldiers were fighting a counter-insurgency campaign to secure the country for British interests. In this undeclared war it was claimed that ‘our boys’ were ‘keeping the peace’ amidst ‘bandits’ and ‘commie terrorists’. In reality the conflict was harsh and severe with free-fire zones, shoot-to-kill squads, brutal prison camps and massacres.