• Short Summary

    NEW ARMY CHIEFS FOR INDONESIA'S STRATEGIC RESERVE AND DJAKARTA COMMAND HAVE BEEN SWORN IN AT A CEREMONY IN THE CAPITAL.

  • Description

    NEW ARMY CHIEFS FOR INDONESIA'S STRATEGIC RESERVE AND DJAKARTA COMMAND HAVE BEEN SWORN IN AT A CEREMONY IN THE CAPITAL. THE NEW HEAD OF THE RESERVE IS MANOR-GENERAL UMAR WIRAHADIKUSUMAH (PRONOUNCED: VEER-AH-HUD-EE-KOO-SOOM-AH). BRIGADIER GENERAL AMIR MACHMUD (MARK-MOOD) TAKES OVER AS DJAKARTA MILITARY COMMANDER. INDONESIA'S ARMY CHIEF OF STAFF AND ARMY MINISTER, MAJOR-GENERAL SUHARTO, PRESIDED AT THE CEREMONY, HELD AT THE DJAKARTA SPORTS' CENTRE.

    THE POST OF DJAKARTA MILITARY COMMANDER WAS HELD FORMERLY BY GENERAL UMAR, WHILE GENERAL SUHARTO HIMSELF WAS THE PREVIOUS HEAD OF THE ARMY STRATEGIC RESERVE. BOTH GENERAL AMIR AND GENERAL UMAR WERE AMONG GENERALS WHO HELPED QUELL THE OCTOBER 1ST COUP IN INDONESIA.

    GENERAL SUHARTO AND THE TWO NEW COMMANDERS SIGNED IMPORTANT MILITARY DOCUMENTS AFTER THE OFFICIAL HANDING-OVER OF THE INSIGNIA, BATON AND FLAG TO THE PROMOTED OFFICERS. FOREIGN MILITARY ATTACHED WERE AMONG A BIG CROWD AT THE CEREMONY, WHICH WAS CAPPED BY A SHOW OF STRENGTH BY THE INDONESIAN FORCES.

    (THE PROMOTIONS FOLLOWED THE APPOINTMENT OF 44-YEAR-OLD GENERAL SUHARTO TO ONE OF INDONESIA'S KEY MILITARY POSTS. FOLLOWING THE COUP, HE INSTANTLY WENT INTO ACTION WHEN COLONEL UNTUNG, COMMANDER OF THE PALACE GUARD, CAPTURED SIX TOP ARMY GENERALS AND ANNOUNCED THE FALL OF PRESIDENT SUKARNO'S GOVERNMENT. GENERAL SUHARTO MOBILISED TROOPS LOYAL TO THE PRESIDENT AND HELPED CLEAR COLONEL UNTUNG'S SUPPORTERS FROM THE CAPITAL. HE ORGANISED ALSO A JAVA-WIDE MILITARY ACTION WHICH ENDED IN THE CAPTURE OF UNTUNG AND SURRENDER OF MANY ANTI-SUKARNO TROOPS.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA46G03F47QMXE8CNY6IG8O5UOL
    Media URN:
    VLVA46G03F47QMXE8CNY6IG8O5UOL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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