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New light on birth of Indonesian Navy

  • Claudine Frederik


Jakarta | Sun, August 2 2009 | 01:11 pm

PREMIUM In the early years after Indonesian independence, the country's lack of professional personnel in its defense forces stuck out like a sore thumb to the embarrassment of those in authority at the time. Despite this shortage, there was an abundance of freedom fighters whose numbers were high in the capital of the new republic, Yogyakarta. The first steps toward independence were made when...