• Short Summary

    A MOCK INVASION OF WEST JAVA WAS CARRIED OUT RECENTLY BY INDONESIAN ARMED FORCES AS PART OF A FOUR-DAY DEFENCE EXERCISE INVOLVING 4,000 TROOPS.

  • Description

    A MOCK INVASION OF WEST JAVA WAS CARRIED OUT RECENTLY BY INDONESIAN ARMED FORCES AS PART OF A FOUR-DAY DEFENCE EXERCISE INVOLVING 4,000 TROOPS.

    THE EXERCISE, CODE-NAMED GALA YUDHA (BIG WAR), WAS TO TEST THE EFFICIENCY AND MOBILITY OF THE INDONESIAN ARMED FORCES IN THE EVENT OF A FOREIGN INVASION.

    DURING THE WAR GAMES SOME "REFUGEES", NOT REALISING IT WAS AN EXERCISE, PANICKED AND FLED WITH WHAT LITTLE BELONGINGS THEY COULD MUSTER QUICKLY.

    THE EXERCISE BEGAN WITH MARINES STAGING AN AMERICAN-TYPE LANDING ON THE NORTH COAST OF WEST JAVA ON NOVEMBER 4, FOLLOWED BY FOUR DAYS OF SIMULATED FIGHTING.

    ONE OF THE AIRCRAFT, A PROPELLER DRIVEN FIGHTER, CRASHED NEAR A JUNGLE FRINGE. FRENCH BUILT ALOUETTE HELICOPTERS FERRIED TROOP REINFORCEMENTS TO THE BATTLE ZONE AND RUSHED "WAR CASUALTIES" TO HOSPITALS. FRENCH MADE ANTI-TANK MISSILES AND MORTARS WERE ALSO USED AND INDONESIAN MADE ROCKETS PUT TO A TEST FOR THE FIRST TIME.

    AMONG THE 130 INDONESIAN GENERALS AND ADMIRALS WHO ATTENDED WERE CHIEF OF ARMED FORCES STAFF GENERAL SUMITRO AND GENERAL WITONO, COMMANDER OF THE CRACK SILIWANGI DIVISION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACCQCC87C00VPJMM6MGNUAHDRX
    Media URN:
    VLVACCQCC87C00VPJMM6MGNUAHDRX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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