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21 Oct 1945
  • Louis Mountbatten again noted that the goals of British forces under his command in Dutch East Indies/Indonesia was to accept Japanese surrender, to recover prisoners of war, and to maintain order. His forces would not engage in political disagreements between Indonesian nationalists and the Dutch colonial administration. ww2dbase [Louis Mountbatten | CPC]
Dutch East Indies
  • The Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) was re-established. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • British engineers destroyed the U-Boat pens in Hamburg, Germany. ww2dbase [Hamburg | TH]
  • 7,000 workers at the harbor in Tanjong Pagar, Singapore staged a strike, demanding higher wages and protesting against the shipment of weapons from Singapore to Indonesia to be used against nationalist forces. ww2dbase [Singapore | CPC]

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