• Short Summary

    A FULL-SCALE MILITARY OPERATION TO CLEAR THE AREA AROUND THE EAST JAVA TOWN OF BLITAR -- BIRTHPLACE OF FORMER INDONESIAN PRESIDENT SUKARNO - OF COMMUNISTS SUSPECTED OF PLANNING A COME-BACK COUP FOR THE DEPOSED PRESIDENT, IS BEING CARRIED OUT BY INDONESIA TROOPS.

  • Description

    A FULL-SCALE MILITARY OPERATION TO CLEAR THE AREA AROUND THE EAST JAVA TOWN OF BLITAR -- BIRTHPLACE OF FORMER INDONESIAN PRESIDENT SUKARNO - OF COMMUNISTS SUSPECTED OF PLANNING A COME-BACK COUP FOR THE DEPOSED PRESIDENT, IS BEING CARRIED OUT BY INDONESIA TROOPS.

    BLITAR HAS BEEN THE SCENE OF VIOLENCE FOR MORE THAN SIX MONTHS AND INDONESIAN AUTHORITIES BELIEVE THERE ARE MORE THAN TWO THOUSANDS COMMUNIST HIDING IN THE JUNGLES AND HILLS AROUND THE TOWN. ALREADY, CLASHES BETWEEN THE ARMY AND THE COMMUNISTS HAVE LED TO MORE THAN EIGHT HUNDRED COMMUNISTS BEING KILLED OR CAPTURED.

    NOW, STRICT SECURITY PRECAUTIONS ARE IN OPERATION IN THE TOWN AND ANTI-COMMUNIST POSTERS HAVE BEEN PLASTERED ON THE WALLS TO REMIND PEOPLE OF THE BLOOD SHED IN THE UNSUCCESSFUL COMMUNIST COUP IN 1965.

    INDONESIAN ARMY AUTHORITIES CLAIM THAT A NUMBER A LEADING COMMUNISTS HAVE BEEN KILLED IN RECENT WEEKS BY TROOPS ATTEMPTING TO CLEAR THE, FROM NETWORK OF BUNKERS AND TUNNELS BUILT BY JAPANESE TROOPS DURING THE WAR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5IBXDKUXB67OMN3WYQ43L364D
    Media URN:
    VLVA5IBXDKUXB67OMN3WYQ43L364D
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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