• Short Summary

    INDONESIA, FOLLOWING THE DECISION OF THE UNITED NATIONS, TOOK OVER CONTROL OF WEST NEW GUINEA FROM HOLLAND ON MAY 1
    THIS FILM WAS TAKEN A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE CHANGE-OVER OF ADMINISTRATION AS THE TOWN OF KOTABARU PREPARED FOR THE CEREMONY.

  • Description

    INDONESIA, FOLLOWING THE DECISION OF THE UNITED NATIONS, TOOK OVER CONTROL OF WEST NEW GUINEA FROM HOLLAND ON MAY 1
    THIS FILM WAS TAKEN A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE CHANGE-OVER OF ADMINISTRATION AS THE TOWN OF KOTABARU PREPARED FOR THE CEREMONY.BEFORE MAY I KOTABARU WAS HOLLANDIA.

    INDONESIAN TROOPS WERE MOVING IN BIG NUMBERS AS MOST DUTCH AND MANY CHINESE SHOPS CLOSED DOWN.

    DESPITE THE UNCERTAIN POLITICAL FUTURE OF THE TERRITORY WORK IS GOING AHEAD ON NEW CHAMBERS FOR THE NEW GUINEA LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BEGUN BY THE DUTCH IN 1959.NOW, THE WORK IS BEING DONE BY PAPUANS SUPERVISED BY INDONESIANS.

    INDONESIAN REPRESENTATIVES HAVE PAID A LOT OF ATTENTION TO CEREMONIES EMPHASISING THEIR STRUGGLE FOR THE TERRITORY.TYPICAL WAS THE ONE SHOWN ON FILM FOR INDONESIAN SOLDIERS WHO DIED FIGHTING THE DUTCH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE6J2LK2BDOGMS08QNSVJOKPPQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAE6J2LK2BDOGMS08QNSVJOKPPQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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