Posters #18 and #19 and Wartime Snapshot #17

Commemorating the Malayan Emergency and Indonesian Confrontation

Malayan Emergency Poster #18
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Indonesian Confrontation Poster #19
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Wartime Snapshot #17—The Malayan Emergency and the Indonesian Confrontation
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The two Remembrance Day posters for this year feature images of Australian soldiers on patrol during the Malayan Emergency and Indonesian Confrontation.  During the 1950s and 1960s, Australian forces were engaged in two conflicts involving Malaya.  British Commonwealth forces played a key role in combating a twelve-year long Communist insurgency, known as the Malayan Emergency, between 1948 and 1960.  From 1964, Australians served in support of the newly federated state of Malaysia.  This second conflict, known as Confrontation, ended in 1966, by which time Australians had engaged in operations in Indonesian territory and on the Malayan peninsula.