Hello, I am the author of BLACK SUN, RED MOON: A NOVEL OF JAVA (BSRM) and it's second and final part, MERDEKA RISING (MR). My story is based upon the (documented) use by Britain of surrendered Japanese forces alongside British, Indian and Gurkha units (23rd Indiand Div) against Indonesian nationalist forces during the Indonesian revolution in late 1945 and early 1946. BSRM was published in August 2013 and MR in December 2013. BSRM/MR is general 'adventure fiction' but it is based upon considerable historical research and interviews in the UK, the Netherlands and Japan (much of it related to my PhD topic). Reviews on Amazon and elsewhere— ArRSe the British Army Rumour Service, for example—have been positive, so I thought I would make myself available to answer questions about this little-known post-script to WW2. Japanese casualties under British command were not inconsiderable (approximately 1,000). It may surprise members that one Japanese major was recommended for a DSO by General Sir Philip Christison in November 1945. It was denied but as they say, 'it's the thought that counts'. Use by the British of Japanese forces for 'security duties' in French Indo-China is better known. Their 'peacekeeping' role in Java is less well known. There were similar occurances in Burma and Thailand, which I am researching for a non-fiction account I hope to publish next year, so if anyone has information or photographs I would be grateful if they would share it with me. (The Chinese Red Army also contained surrendered Japanese units until c. 1949.) I look foward to any questions (and comments about any errors over kit and armaments!) Rory Note to moderator: BSRM has not been reviewed on this forum. I am aware that I am expected to provide a copy. I have tried to use the 'contact us' link to obtain the relevant address but got an error message saying 'please bear with us'. I would also be grateful if you could place this post in Books and Films and on the Far East page. RM.