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For the most successful intelligence coup of the Malayan war After WWII Hembry returned to planting at Sungei Siput Perak where the murder of three colleagues on 16 June 1948 signalled the start of the Malayan Emergency Assuming the leadership of the local planting community he formed the first Home Guard unit in Malaya was an early proponent of suatter control later incorporated into the Briggs Plan served on district state and federal security committees and survived several attempts on his life If you have to read one book with the history of Malaya as background make it this one This is the memoir of Boris Hembry a British rubber planter turned spy turned bandits fighter This is his story in and around the region spanning 25 years or so In a way it is also a story of Malaya its people and its colonial masters Malaysians who are familiar with the setting will find many things to relate to People who are not will find themselves learning about a beautiful country in a beautiful era Throughout the book the writer's extraordinary character comes through so much that you would wish you had known him personally Though since the book was only intended for his grandchildren and great grandchildren you do feel like you're listening to an old friend reminiscing about the good old days by the fire place It's beautiful Thank you John Hembry for deciding to publish the book because yes it does deserve a wider audience

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Malayan SpymasterThis is a true story of 1930s Malaysia of jungle operations submarines and spies in WWII and of the postwar Malayan Emergency as experienced by an extraordinary man Boris Hembry went out to Malaya as a rubber planter in 1930 to work on estates in Malaya and Sumatra Following the Japanese invasion in December 1941 he volunteered for Freddy Spencer Chapman's covert Stay Behind Party and spent a month in the jungle behind enemy lines before escaping by sampan across the Malacca Strait to Sumatra Hemb I grew up in Malaya living there at the tail end of the Emergency 1959 61 I throughly enjoyed this account and found it hard to put down A very brave man Lots of amusing anecdotes but also he pulls no punches about the atrocities committed by the Japanese and the Malayan Communist Terrorists Gives a wonderful account of the besieged life that rubber planters led on their isolated plantations I stayed on a rubber plantation as a nine year old and was fascinated by the tapping process the primitive machinery used and the huge sheets of rubber hung up in the drying sheds Definite must read if you want to understand pre war Malaya and the Communist Emergency

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read epub ✓ Malayan Spymaster Paperback Ò johnscyclingdiary í ❰Ebook❯ ➤ Malayan Spymaster Author Boris Hembry – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk This is a true story of 1930s Malaysia of jungle operations submarines and spies in WWII and of the postwar Malayan Emergency as experienced bRy returned to Singapore shortly before its surrender then escaped to Java and subseuently to India where he joined V Force a clandestine intelligence unit operating in Burma In 1943 Hembry was recruited into the Secret Intelligence Service given the bland cover name Inter Services Liaison Department ISLD and returned to Sumatra and Malaya several times by submarine on intelligence gathering missions He became Head of Malayan Country Section ISLD in 1944 liaised with Force 136 and was responsible Really enjoyed this book great insight into Malaysia in this period and the lives of the locals and the money made by the British Companies Well told story perhaps the writer took a kudos he was not entitled to still a brave man doing his duty in WW 2 Enjoyed the book as a History buff Would recommend