Officer fires artillery outside the Pekan police station in Pahang, Malaysia. Naval officers march while dignitary reviews them. Officers dance with women. Malaysians perform the traditional dragon dance.
Film about guerrilla war for independence fought between Commonwealth armed forces and Malayan Communist Party in Malaysia. Reporter interviews former Secretary of Defense for Malaya Sir Robert Grainger Ker Thompson. He compares the Guerrilla war condition in Malaysia and Vietnam. He insists that the strategies take time to be executed as it takes time to take people into confidence. They discuss on role of Vietcong. A board reads 'Merdeka'. People cheer at independence in 1957. Tribes play on drums. People carry burning torches. Prime Minister of Malaysia Tunku Abdul Rahman meets people. A fireworks show during the independence celebrations.
The film titled 'How to fight a guerrilla war' about guerrilla war for independence fought between Commonwealth armed forces and Malayan Communist Party in Malaysia. Soldiers wade across a stream. Soldiers advance through a jungle. An aircraft in flight drops bombs. A helicopter takes off. 1945: jungle on a mountainous area. Aerial view of a sea coast. Houses on the coastal area. Farmers work on field. Women use mortar and pestle to crush. Chinese men smoke pipe. A woman works on a sewing machine. Children sit on ground. Farmers work on field. European people carry water through poles on their shoulders. A woman takes out rubber from a tree. Rubber sacks pile up. Water being sprayed on field by a pipe. Equipment hooked in a crane. Animation of a map shows Malaysia. Burning houses and jungles. Men inspect area near a derailed train. Dead bodies in water. Burned tin mines and other plants. Workers outside their houses. A girl stands on doorway. A child cries. A family evacuates the place on a truck. A man puts a light on pole. A soldier near a power grid. A soldier on guard atop a hill. Soldiers walk through a jungle. Men carry water containers. People get themselves registered. Identity cards of people on table. A soldier puts mark on nail of a woman. A soldier signs on an ID card. British High Commissioner in Malaya Henry Lovell Goldsworthy Gurney disembarks a vehicle. He meets people. People come out of a truck. People get registered. People take oath. They learn military tactics.
The film about guerrilla war for independence fought between Commonwealth armed forces and Malayan Communist Party in Malaysia. People walk on street. The Guerrilla leader Chin Peng arrives in car. He meets the Prime Minister of Malaysia Tunku Abdul Rahman. Officials seated. Officials come out after the meeting. Chin Peng disagrees to surrender arms and enters his car. Men at desk. A man pins photograph of a Guerrilla leader on board. Troops walk in a line. Troops fire artillery. A helicopter in flight. British aircraft in flight. Aerial view of the target. Aircraft drop bombs on target. Troops disembark from helicopter. Troops wade through jungle. Troops wade across a stream. Troops bomb Guerrilla settlements. Troops burn Guerrilla settlements. Men tied to wooden poles.
Japanese air attacks on British battleships underway in the Malay Sea near Kuantan in Pahang. Japanese bombers and torpedoes attack British Prince of Wales and Repulse in the Malay Sea. Japanese pilots in a cockpit. The warships underway at sea. The pilot and the bombardier discuss amongst themselves. The bombardier watches the target through binoculars. The warships burn, explode and sink.
The plight of South East Asian refugees, with focus on role of international organizations in Geneva. Views of buildings. Representatives of 59 countries and Foreign Ministers of Thailand, Malaysia and Philippines attend a meeting. Tengku Ahmad Rithauddeen, Foreign Minister of Malaysia is interviewed. Carlos P. Romulo, Foreign Minister of Philippines speaks about establishment of refugee center. Siddhi Savetsila, Foreign Minister of Thailand is interviewed.