BATTLE OF MALAYA: Turning Point

Unlike nearby IndoChina's war, Malaya's fight against Communist terrorists was going great guns. Reported Britain's General Sir Gerald Templer: "We're beginning to get the shooting under control." Able General Templer had methodically totted up statistics to prove his case. The shooting score: back in June 1951, an average of 20 incidents each day; in the first half of this month, an average of four a day. In the four-year war 3,514 Reds had been killed, 965 captured, and 827 had surrendered. In the same period the Reds had killed 2,123 civilians, wounded 1,262, probably kidnaped or killed 600 others...

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