• Short Summary

    100,000 PEOPLE PACKED A FOOTBALL STADIUM IN DJAKARTA ON SUNDAY TO WATCH INDONESIA'S GREATEST GLADIATOR, BANDOT LAHARDO, FIGHT A LION TO THE DEATH BARE-HANDED.

  • Description

    100,000 PEOPLE PACKED A FOOTBALL STADIUM IN DJAKARTA ON SUNDAY TO WATCH INDONESIA'S GREATEST GLADIATOR, BANDOT LAHARDO, FIGHT A LION TO THE DEATH BARE-HANDED. BANDOT HAS ALREADY KILLED A TIGER AND TWO BULLS IN EAST JAVA WITH HIS BARE HANDS, AND HIS APPEARANCE IN THE FOOTBALL STADIUM WAS EXPECTED TO BE A HIGHLIGHT IN SHOW BUSINESS HISTORY. AS IT TURNED OUT, 100,000 PEOPLE WERE DISAPPOINTED, BECAUSE THE LION REFUSED TO FIGHT.

    BANDOT, RESPLENDENT IN A SCARLET LIONCLOTH, PATIENTLY WAITED FOR THE LION TO ATTACK. BUT THE LION WAS EVEN MORE PATIENT. WHEN BANDOT ADVANCED, THE LION SLUNK AWAY.

    THE CROWD, WHICH INCLUDED FOREIGN MINISTER ADAM MALIK, BOOED AND CATCALLED, BUT TO NO EVIL. ARMED STADIUM OFFICIALS DECIDED TO GOAD THE LION INTO ACTION. THE LION REPLIED WITH A TINY SNARL THROUGH THE BARS, BUT IT WOULDN'T EVEN FACE 39 YEAR-OLD BANDOT.

    90 MINUTES TICKED AWAY PUT STILL THE LION WOULDN'T FIGHT, SO THE CONTEST WAS CALLED OFF. LATER, HOWEVER, THE CROWD GOT THE SIGHT OF BLOOD WHEN A MORE SHOW BUSINESS CONSCIOUS BULL CHARGED BANDOT, SLIGHTLY WOUNDING HIM IN THE CHEST.

    IT WAS THE FIRST TIME IN INDONESIAN HISTORY THAT A MAN AND A LION HAD BEEN MATCHED IN THE RING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7IQR0CKOKY0CL7ZODN634ZZHG
    Media URN:
    VLVA7IQR0CKOKY0CL7ZODN634ZZHG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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