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11 Oct 1886

Dutch East Indies
14 Oct 1945

Dutch East Indies
  • Angered by Japanese troops' refusal to surrender their weapons to the local Indonesian nationalist youth organization, Indonesians massacred several hundred Japanese civilians in Semarang, Java, Indonesia. Japanese troops soon began to retaliate against Indonesian fighters. ww2dbase [Semarang, Java | CPC]
20 Oct 1945

Dutch East Indies
  • British troops arrived in Semarang, Java, Indonesia, forcing the end of a week-long conflict between Japanese troops and Indonesian nationalists which resulted in thousands of deaths, including many civilians, Japanese and local. ww2dbase [Semarang, Java | CPC]
30 Oct 1945

Dutch East Indies
  • Indonesian Communist fighters in Semarang, Java, Indonesia attacked European troops. To the south, Gurkha troops in the city of Magelang were surrounded, but were saved by British aircraft strafing. ww2dbase [Semarang, Java | CPC]
16 Feb 1949

Photo(s) dated 16 Feb 1949
Diamond T truck in Semarang, Java, Dutch East Indies, 16 Feb 1949

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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