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Tony Robinson’s Forgotten War Stories: Malaya: Rumbles In The Jungle (S1EP4 SBS Sat Jan 29 2022)

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Malaya: Rumbles In The Jungle – In June of 1948 a state of emergency was declared in Malaya after a communist insurgency brutally murdered three rubber planters. For over a decade a guerrilla war was fought against the British Empire, in the pursuit of independence and communist control.

The conflict would eventually lead to independence and the birth of a new country, Malaysia. But the bloodshed and murder in the lead up has been forgotten by many – Tony Robinson reawakens the stories of the people who fought in the unforgiving jungles of Malaya.

Airdate: Saturday 29 January 2022 at 5.35pm on SBS.

Season 1 Episode 4