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Rifle reports : a story of Indonesian independence

Author: Mary Margaret Steedly
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Indonesians declared national independence in 1945, just days after the Japanese surrender that ended the World War II. Over the next five years the population would find itself engaged in a struggle for independence against the Dutch colonialists who sought to retake their former colony. This was a time of military mobilization, diplomatic negotiation, low intensity guerrilla warfare, as well as social turbulence,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Personal narratives
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Margaret Steedly
ISBN: 9780520274860 0520274865 9780520274877 0520274873
OCLC Number: 820553411
Description: xvii, 396 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the outskirts of the nation --
The golden bridge --
Buried guns --
Imagining independence --
Eager girls --
Sea of fire --
Letting loose the water buffaloes --
The memory artist --
Conclusion : the sense of an ending.
Responsibility: Mary Margaret Steedly.

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On August 17, 1945, Indonesia proclaimed its independence from Dutch colonial rule. Five years later, the Republic of Indonesia was recognized as a unified, sovereign state. This title traces the  Read more...

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