• Short Summary

    INDONESIA IS CELEBRATING (TOOK PLACE ON OCT.5) ITS 14TH ARMED FORCES DAY, ONE OF ITS NATIONAL DAYS WHICH IS ASSUMING MORE AND MORE IMPORTANCE AS THE COUNTRY IS BUILDING UP ITS DEFENCES ON ITS STRATEGIC ISLANDS TEAT SPRAWL 3000 MILES ACROSS THE EQUATOR IN SOUTH EAST ASIA.

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    INDONESIA IS CELEBRATING (TOOK PLACE ON OCT.5) ITS 14TH ARMED FORCES DAY, ONE OF ITS NATIONAL DAYS WHICH IS ASSUMING MORE AND MORE IMPORTANCE AS THE COUNTRY IS BUILDING UP ITS DEFENCES ON ITS STRATEGIC ISLANDS TEAT SPRAWL 3000 MILES ACROSS THE EQUATOR IN SOUTH EAST ASIA.

    PRESIDENT OF INDONESIAN REPUBLIC AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE ARMED FORCES, DOCTOR SUKARNO STARTED THE CELEBRATIONS WITH AN INSPECTION OF A PARADE OF TROOPS AT THE NAVY HEADQUARTERS IN JAKARTA.

    AS THE FLAG FLUTTERED IN TROPICAL BREEZE, THE TROOPS SWUNG INTO ACTION TO DEMONSTRATE THEIR MIGHT..IN A MOCK ATTACK ON JAKARTA.

    PRESIDENT SUKARNO WATCHED THE ATTACK AND DEFENCE FROM AN HELICOPTER.

    THE DEFENCE OF JAKARTA WAS PLANNED ON THE ASSUMPTION THE ENEMY HAD OCCUPIED WEST JAVA AND HAD HEADQUARTERS IN JAKARTA. THE INDONESIAN ARMY IN CENTRAL JAVA STOPPED THE ENEMY SPREADING EASTWARDS.

    AS THE ARMY WAS CONSOLIDATING ITS LIBERATION OF JAKARTA, AN AMPHIBIOUS FORCE OF GROUP 45 OF NAVY LANDED EAST OF JAKARTA. THIS ATTACK MADE THE ENEMY DECREASE HIS FORCES ON THE EASTERN FRONT, ENABLING INDONESIAN ARMY MOVE EASILY WESTWARDS TO JAKARTA.

    THE ENEMY HAD A BRIGADE ARMY STRENGTH AND SOON INTENDED TO GET JET BOMBERS, ONE DESTROYER AND SOME SUBMARINES. BUT THE NAVY CUT OFF REINFORCEMENTS AND LIBERATED JAXARTA. IT WAS PRESUMED THAT THE ENEMY HAD LIMITED AIR AND SEA SUPPORT.

    THE CHIEF-OF-STAFF OF THE ARMY AND MINISTER FOR DEFENCE GENERAL NASUTION, CHIEF-OF-STAFF OF NAVY CAPT. R.E. MARTADINATA, CHIEF-OF-STAFF OF AIR FORCE, AIR VICE MARSHALL R.S. SURYADARMA CO-ORDINATED THEIR FORCES FOR THE MOCK BATTLE WHICH PROVED AN IMPRESSIVE SHOW OF STRENGTH TO WATCHING DIPLOMATS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4G3K1NFSWGEDGKX2195Z095K5
    Media URN:
    VLVA4G3K1NFSWGEDGKX2195Z095K5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/10/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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