About the book (from the blurb):
There are few people who realise the tremendous part played by the Police Force in the fight against the Communist scourge in Malaya. Spearhead in Malaya is autobiographical. It is factual, critical and revealing: it has humour, but it has more of the deadly serious; there is grimness and intense excitement. J. W. G. Moran, who was recently invalided out of the Malaya Police Force, holds little back as he describes the difficult and sometimes appalling conditions under which he and his native subordinates had to live and fight.