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Commemorating the Battle of Surabaya and modern heroes too

  • Darmawan Prasodjo

Durham, North Carolina | Thu, November 10 2011 | 01:45 pm

PREMIUM Sixty-six years ago, British forces landed in Surabaya as part of the Allies acceptance of Japan’s surrender and to recover prisoners of war. However, included within this British force was a Dutch military contingent with a covert mission to regain colonial rule over Indonesia. The Battle of Surabaya followed and is one of the most important in Indonesian history.

The renowned Bung Tomo...