• Short Summary

    KOLAGA -- ALERT THEATRE COMMAND -- FORMED BY OUSTED PRESIDENT SUKARNO IN 1963 TO CRUSH MALAYSIA, WAS OFFICIALLY DISBANDED TODAY (FRIDAY).

  • Description

    KOLAGA -- ALERT THEATRE COMMAND -- FORMED BY OUSTED PRESIDENT SUKARNO IN 1963 TO CRUSH MALAYSIA, WAS OFFICIALLY DISBANDED TODAY (FRIDAY). THE DISSOLUTION OF THE COMMAND, MADE UP OF THE INDONESIAN ARMED FORCES, WAS MARKED BY A BIG MILITARY PARADE IN DJAKARTA'S NATIONAL SQUARE.

    TENS OF THOUSANDS OF SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND AIRMEN, WHO MADE UP THE KOLAGA COMMAND, ARE TO BE DISPERSED THROUGHOUT THE ARMED FORCES.

    ACTING PRESIDENT GENERAL SUHARTO SAID THAT THE END OF THE THREE-YEAR LONG CONFRONTATION AGAINST MALAYSIA WAS NOT CAPITULATION BUT A COMPROMISE.

    HE SAID KOLAGA TOOK THE ROLE OF A DETERRENT FORCE AFTER FOREIGN POLICY BLUNDERS BY PRESIDENT SUKARNO'S REGIME HAD LED TO THE COLLAPSE OF THE COUNTRY'S POLITICAL STRENGTH IN 1965.

    FOUR WOMEN, WHOSE HUSBANDS WERE KILLED DURING CONFRONTATION, WERE PRESENTED AWARDS BY GENERAL SUHARTO.

    RUSSIAN-MADE HELICOPTERS AND JET BOMBERS FLEW OVERHEAD. THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY A MARCHPAST OF KOLAGA MEMBERS, ARMOURED CARS AND AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2QSP6AV5OMZTZEGOAWCHOAC0V
    Media URN:
    VLVA2QSP6AV5OMZTZEGOAWCHOAC0V
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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