• Short Summary

    IN DJAKARTA, HUNDREDS OF YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN ARE UNDERGOING THREE WEEKS OF MILITARY TRAINING AS PART OF THE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS VOLUNTEER REGIMENT (RESIMENT MAHADJAJA).

  • Description

    IN DJAKARTA, HUNDREDS OF YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN ARE UNDERGOING THREE WEEKS OF MILITARY TRAINING AS PART OF THE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS VOLUNTEER REGIMENT (RESIMENT MAHADJAJA). THEIR INSTRUCTORS ARE REGULAR ARMY NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS, INCLUDING A FEW WOMEN.

    DESCRIBED AS VOLUNTEERS, THE YOUNG TRAINEES ARE DRAWN FROM THE UNIVERSITIES, NON-ESSENTIAL INDUSTRY, AND THE UNEMPLOYED LABOUR FORCE. THEIR AGES RANGE FROM 15 TO 20, AND INCLUDE SEVERAL YOUNG MOTHERS. AFTER TRAINING, MANY WILL JOIN THE INDONESIAN ARMY AS REGULARS.

    THE VOLUNTEER REGIMENT WAS FORMED IN 1961 BY THE DJAKARTA DISTRICT COMMANDER OF VOLUNTEERS WITH THE AIM OF HELPING TO RECOVER WEST NEW GUINEA (NOW WEST IRIAN) FROM DUTCH CONTROL. IT'S NEW MEMBERS ARE DESCRIBED AS FIGHTERS AGAINST COLONIALISM, NEO-COLONIALISM AND IMPERIALISM.

    (PRESIDENT SUKARNO HAS CLAIMED THAT HE COULD, AT ANY TIME, CALL ON ONE-MILLION ARMY VOLUNTEERS TO CRUSH ANY OUTSIDE PROJECT THAT THREATENED INDONESIA. IN PAST MONTHS, MANY INDONESIAN ARMY MEN DESCRIBED AS VOLUNTEERS HAVE BEEN USED IN INFILTRATIONS INTO MALAYSIA, WHICH PRESIDENT SUKARNO SAYS IS DETRIMENTAL TO INDONESIA.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9S30MIIY03R3ZAEAY0VNGFVJB
    Media URN:
    VLVA9S30MIIY03R3ZAEAY0VNGFVJB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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