Facebook Twitter Youtube Instagram Pinterest LinkedIn

Make For The Hills (ePub)

Modern Warfare Military Biography Vietnam

Imprint: Pen & Sword Military Classics
File Size: 12.9 MB (.epub)
ISBN: 9781473816114
Published: 2nd July 2014

in_stock

£4.99 Print price £17.50

You save £12.51 (71%)


You'll be £4.99 closer to your next £10.00 credit when you purchase Make For The Hills. What's this?

Need a currency converter? Check XE.com for live rates

Other formats available Price
Make For The Hills Kindle (29.7 MB) Add to Basket £4.99


When Robert Thompson left Cambridge to join the Malayan Civil Service in 1938 the sun still shone on the British Empire for 24 hours a day. The outbreak of war in the Pacific found him in Hong Kong from which he was obliged to make a hurried and dramatic exit. From that point most of his working life was spent in military and political circles as one of the world's leading experts on counterinsurgency measures, on which subject he has written a number of highly regarded works.

Now, with wit and modesty, he tells the story of his own eventful life. After the war, during which he served in both operations in Burma, he returned to Malaya and it was there, during the Emergency, that he gained the experience in anti-terrorist operations which was eventually to lead him, as special adviser, to Vietnam and on to Washington. En route he was privileged to meet many of the most influential and controversial figures of his time from Wingate and Templer to Kennedy, Nixon and Kissinger. His comments on these and many others, are candid and revealing.

Make for the Hills is both a fascinating autobiography and an important addition to the history of the post-war world, especially that of South-East Asia.

There are no reviews for this book. Register or Login now and you can be the first to post a review!

Customers who bought this title also bought...

Other titles in Pen & Sword Military Classics...