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Limbang Rebellion: 7 Days in December 1962

EILEEN CHANIN is a Sydney-based historian and author. She holds a PhD from the University of New South Wales. She writes for the press and Australian and international journals.

Ridge Books (Second Printing, 2013)
280 pages including Bibliography


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ISBN: 9789971697754 Product ID: 2694 Subjects: , Sub-subjects: , , , , , ,

Limbang Rebellion: Seven Days in December 1962 narrates the Brunei Revolt which occurred in between 8 and 12 December of 1962, which a surprise rebel uprising that sprang up in northern Borneo, where hostages were taken and threatened with execution. The leader of the anti-colonialist North Kalimantan National Army, Sheikh Azahari, mounted the insurrection that became known as the Brunei Revolt. It aimed to thwart Britain and Malaya’s plan to combine the British territories of Borneo into a new Federation of Malaysia. The river town of Limbang, an administrative centre in the British colony of Sarawak, became the pivot of the rebellion that was to be the opening act of the military and diplomatic conflict known as ‘Konfrontasi.’ Combining eyewitness accounts with thorough research, Limbang Rebellion reveals what it was like to be thrown into this intense and unexpected conflict in which hostages were taken and threatened with execution. It describes the involvement of the Royal Marines under Captain Jeremy Moore, MC, and the daring rescue mission he devised under challenging circumstances, which included being vastly outnumbered by the rebel forces. The result is a gripping account of seven dramatic days when a small town in northern Borneo suddenly seized the world’s attention.

Foreword by Richard Woolcott, AC
Introduction by Major General Julian Thompson, CB, OBE

1. 1962: Countdown to emergency
2. Friday, 7 December: Counting the days
3. Saturday, 8 December: Black Saturday
4. Sunday, 9 December: ‘Highs’ and ‘lows’
5. Monday, 10 December: Standing fast
6. Tuesday, 11 December: Plans in action
7. Wednesday, 12 December: Rescue the hostages
8. Thursday, 13 December: Enemies within
9. December and beyond
10. Aftermath


Weight0.450 kg
Dimensions23.4 × 15.3 × 0.7 cm




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