Journeys Hazardous tells a young officer’s take of ‘Claret’ operations in the undeclared war between Britain and Indonesia in the 1960’s. These clandestine operations launched deep into Indonesia were officially denied but, nevertheless, wrested the initiative back from Indonesia and enabled Britain to successfully conclude what was euphemistically known as ‘confrontation’.
Based on personal diaries, this account tells, with humour and sensitivity, the actions of a Gurkha company operating deep into Indonesian territory. The Gurkha Regiment involved has marched into history, and the author retired. Nevertheless, the experiences of Junior leadership in unusually independent command make this a weight worth adding to the young leaders bergen or the older warriors bookcase…
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