Asian conflicts

... defence of South-East Asia. New Zealand forces took part in Malayan Emergency operations against communist fighters in Malaya from 1949. From 1964 ...

Part of story: Asian conflicts

Shift of focus to South-East Asia

... forces enlisted and trained at the time of an emergency to regular, trained and ready-to-go forces. Forward defence in Asia ... in a SEATO response to the communist insurgency in Laos. Malayan Emergency In Malaya, New Zealand’s forces in the Commonwealth ...

Part of story: Asian conflicts

South-East Asia, 1955 to 1975

Malayan emergency New Zealand’s new focus on the defence of South-East Asia was a ... independent governments. New Zealand’s deployment on the Malayan peninsula helped defeat the communist guerrilla campaign (the ...

Part of story: Cold War

War, empire and the new Commonwealth

... to help the British fight a communist insurgency in the Malayan ‘Emergency’ of 1948 to 1960. From 1964 to 1966 New Zealand troops also fought ...

Part of story: Asia and New Zealand

Increasing aid, 19th century to 1970s

... role shifted from a primarily military one (in the Malayan Emergency, Vietnam War and South-East Asia Treaty Organisation) to one that ...

Part of story: Development assistance and humanitarian aid

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