• Short Summary

    ANSWERING PRESIDENT SOEKARNO'S CALL TO ARMS, THOUSANDS OF VOLUNTEERS - MANY ARMED WITH BAMBOO SPEARS - ARE RESPONDING TO DRILL INSTRUCTORS VOICES IN PARKS AND SQUARES IN MAJOR TOWNS THROUGHOUT INDONESIA.

  • Description

    ANSWERING PRESIDENT SOEKARNO'S CALL TO ARMS, THOUSANDS OF VOLUNTEERS - MANY ARMED WITH BAMBOO SPEARS - ARE RESPONDING TO DRILL INSTRUCTORS VOICES IN PARKS AND SQUARES IN MAJOR TOWNS THROUGHOUT INDONESIA.

    IN DJAKARTA'S PAN BANTENG SQUARE JAN 19, HUNDREDS HAD GATHERED TO TRAIN FOR THE "LIBERATION OF WEST IRIAN" (WEST NEW GUINEA). THE BAMBOO SPEARS MAY NOT MEAN MUCH IN TERMS OF MODERN WARFARE, BUT TO THE INDONESIANS THEY ARE SYMBOLIC OF THE FIGHT AGAINST COLONIALISM. THEY WERE USED EXTENSIVELY BY INDONESIAN GUERILLAS AGAINST THE DUTCH DURING THE PRE-INDEPENDENCE INCIDENTS.

    IN AN ATMOSPHERE OF GUARDED OPTIMISM, DUTCH AND INDONESIAN REPRESENTATIVES TALKED SEPARATELY WITH U THANT, UNITED NATION'S ACTING SECRETARY-GENERAL, IN NEW YORK JAN 22. THE TALKS ARE AIMED AT PREVENTING ARMED CONFLICT BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES OVER WEST NEW GUINEA. PRESIDENT SOEKARNO INJECTED A HOPEFUL NOTE JAN 20 WHEN HE EXPRESSED HIS WILLINGNESS TO NEGOTIATE WITH THE DUTCH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADYPCLUVL4VLWBP26MPSQT719S
    Media URN:
    VLVADYPCLUVL4VLWBP26MPSQT719S
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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