The Malayan Emergence occurred due to many reasons. The withdrawal of the Japanese at the end of World War II left the Malayan economy in a disaster. High Unemployment, low wages, and high levels of food inflation and many strikes and Labour unrest occurred between 1946 and 1948. Also many social issues led to this war, The British intended to give all Malay, Chinese, and Indians equal rights under British control. Problem was that this idea of universal rights was rejected by many Malays and by the rulers of the various states under effective British control. The British gave up on the proposal and many Chinese Malays were angry and felt betrayed. Photo 1 is of British troops and their allies march through the jungle during the Malayan Emergency. Photo 2 British soldiers land in Malaysia having been dropped off by a helicopter. #history#war#warhistory#warphotography#military#militaryhistory#army#historychannel#historygeek#historybuff#historian#historiansunion#retro#classic#vintage#photography#battle#instagood
Happy birthday to #emmys winner Glenn Close! Glenn won Emmys for Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special in 1995 for SERVING IN SILENCE: THE MARGARETHE CAMMERMEYER STORY and Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2008 and 2009 for DAMAGES. #emmys70
The good folks over at @rv_petrel discovered the wreckage of USS Juneau (CL-52) on Saturday. The fate of this anti-aircraft cruiser following the First Naval Battle of Guadalcanal was covered extensively as part of my series the past six months. In case you missed it, heavy damage from torpedoes and shellfire during the battle with Hiei and Kirishima had fractured Juneau’s keel, but she made it out of the Solomons in the morning hours of 13 November. Around 11:00 that morning, I-26 torpedoed the crippled, swaying cruiser, blowing the ship into large chunks; gun mounts identical to this one (this is a photo taken by RV Petrel of one of Juneau’s 5”/38 DP mounts this weekend) were hurled in the air past the remainder of Daniel Callaghan’s shattered cruiser task force. In 20 seconds, Juneau had disappeared until now, 75 years and four months later. Of 687 men aboard, 100 survived the explosion; the devastation had convinced acting TF commander Gil Hoover that there were no survivors, and he left Torpedo Junction without performing a search. Only 10 men would remain alive when rescued eight days later. The sinking was used for propaganda purposes due to the loss of five brothers from Iowa that served aboard her; The Sullivans.