Lot 202

Malayan War Interest.-

A rare photo album with several black and white photographs taken by Sargent Kenneth James Harrison of the Coldstream Guards during the Malayan War Campaign between 1948 and 1950, images featuring landscapes, buildings, local people and  fellow officers engaged in various activities in villages and in the jungle, also including the skin of a snake and an Atlas Moth affixed onto pages; together with the original certificate of service and other papers regarding Harrison’s service in the Coldstream Guards from 1947 to 1952, also including a machete originally of property of Kenneth James Harrison (small quantity)

***The Malayan Emergency began in 1948 when the Malayan National Liberation Army (MNLA) – the armed wing of the Malayan Communist Party (MCP) started employing guerrilla tactics by attacking rubber plantations, mines and police stations and destroying transportation and infrastructure. in April 1950, General Sir Harold Briggs, the British Army’s Director of Operations was appointed to Malaya. The central tenet of Briggs’ Plan was that the best way to defeat an insurgency, such as the government was facing, was to cut the insurgents off from their supporters amongst  the population.

Estimate: £300-£400