The Communist insurrection in Malaya, 1948-1960

  title={The Communist insurrection in Malaya, 1948-1960},
  author={Anthony J. Short},
  journal={The Journal of Asian Studies},
  pages={534 - 535}
  • A. Short
  • Published 1 May 1976
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Asian Studies
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