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The Other Forgotten War: Understanding Atrocities During the Malayan Emergency

@inproceedings{Siver2009TheOF,
  title={The Other Forgotten War: Understanding Atrocities During the Malayan Emergency},
  author={Christi L. Siver},
  year={2009}
}
Many scholars cite the British reoccupation of Malaya after World War II as an example of a successful counterinsurgency. However, this success did not come without notable casualties; almost 5,000 civilians died during the conflict. In the village at Batang Kali, on December 12, 1948, a patrol of the Scots Guards shot twenty-five Chinese villagers. While official reports claimed that they shot the civilians while they were trying to escape, in line with informal British policy, later… 

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