Wednesday, 9 April 2014

'Merdeka' gets another 5 Star review

Many thanks to J S V B Harrison for a 5 Star review on the site.  To read all Merdeka's customer and professional reviews visit the Reviews Page on this blog.

Work on the next novel is progressing with over 25,000 words penned to date.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

'Merdeka' Kindle edition discounted on Amazon UK from 27 Feb to 6 Mar 2014

Not got 'Merdeka' for your Kindle or Kindle App yet? Then get it a discounted price (UK readers).

Following the success of the Kindle Countdown Deal promotion on at the beginning of February, a similar promotion is running on from 27th February to 6th March 2014.

UK readers get Merdeka for £0.99 until 6th March.

Not got a Kindle? Click here for information on Kindle Apps.

Friday, 31 January 2014

Special price for 'Merdeka' eBook on (US and rest of world readers)

'Merdeka' (for Kindle) is discounted on from now until 5th February 2014.  It has been enrolled in what Amazon call a 'Kindle Countdown Deal' with a starting price of US$0.99

I can't see the discount, but that could be because I am in the UK and the discount doe not apply to  Why not check the link to see if you can get the discount?

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Bribery used to weaken the Communist Terrorists

During the Malayan Emergency Government Forces air-dropped propaganda leaflets into the jungle  to encourage the Communist Terrorists (CTs) to leave the jungle and give up their weapons and/or their comrades. This one was dropped in 1953 and the Chinese text reads:

"If any member of the Malayan Communist Party is able to leave the jungle and bring out a Bren gun, or able to lead the Peace Keeping Forces to unearth a hidden Bren gun that he or she knows about, he will be eligible for a $1,000 reward. Receive a $1,000 reward to start a new life!"

In an earlier post on this blog I covered Psychological Warfare of the Malayan Emergency.  It worked and played a significant part in weakening the CTs.  As the Emergency dragged on, every weapon lost to them was hard to replace as their was no way for the CTs to engage with sympathetic governments (such as the People's Republic of China) outside Malaya - a major difference to the situations in Vietnam and Korea at the time.  Government forces had a stranglehold on the CT supply lines and used  leaflets such as this to attack them from within.


Thursday, 26 December 2013

Seasons greetings - 'Merdeka' FREE on Kindle

The 'Merdeka' eBook is FREE for Kindle download from 26th to 29th December 2013. 

UK readers can download it from and for links to other Amazon sites see the How To Get The Book page on this blog.

A Merry Xmas and a very happy New Year to all!

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

The beginning of the end for British Malaya

On this day in 1941 Force Z of the Royal Navy (commanded by Admiral Tom Phillips) was attacked by 88 Japanese aircraft from the First Air Force. Force Z consisted of the battleship HMS Prince of Wales, the battlecruiser HMS Repulse, and four destroyers.  Force Z arrived at Singapore on 2nd December 1941 and was sent to intercept Japanese landings in Malaya. Prince of Wales and Repulse were sunk on 10th December 1941 about 50 miles from the coast of Kuantan in Malaya.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Read 'Merdeka' on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch

The 'Merdeka' eBook is exclusive to Kindle.  It can be read on iPads, iPhones and the iPod touch through the Kindle App .  Information on the Kindle App can also be found on Amazon.

Somebody told me today that they looked for the book in the iTunes Store but could not find it.  I explained that, after looking at various options, it was decided to keep the book exclusive to Kindle, as the Kinde App is free and widely available for most smartphones, tablets, laptops etc.  For more see 'How to get the Book'.  The Amazon store links have just been updated.

Thinking about getting the book?  Why not check out some reviews ?