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Some Glimpses into Life in Malayan Lands

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


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Oxford in Asia paperbacks

The Physical Object
Number of Pages350
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7395342M
ISBN 100195826175
ISBN 109780195826173

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If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. 'Glimpses Into Life in Malayan Lands' John Turnbull Thomson was a young surveyor when he first arrived in the Malay Peninsula in Only 17 years of age, he started work in Penang and arrived in time to witness first-hand the events surrounding Kedah's last war of independence from Siam.

The Malayan Scouts (SAS) is the story of one soldier's experiences of SAS operations during the Malayan Emergency, fighting a ruthless enemy in a hostile environment. The British did not always cover themselves with glory, and it is a tale of mutiny, cruelty and violence as. The book is a series of prose sketches, sometimes accompanied by black and white photos of her own illustrations, of the Malayan countryside and people.

The end papers are coloured illustrated maps of the country. Good Hardback First Edition pages Weight: kg. Post free within Malaysia This book has seen better days. In page 35 of my recent book Glimpses into Life and History, I state that I had a mandate from my father that in my life “I should not become the servant of anybody or anything, other than the.

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Thomson also wrote a number of books and articles on the region Inhe published his first book, Some Glimpses into Life in the Far East The book was written in a humorous manner, comprising short chapters and anecdotes on the ways and inhabitants of early Singapore The experience and dangers of his expeditions into the jungle as a surveyor are also recounted in the book.

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