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(from the back cover) Hario Kecik's diary is without peer in Indonesian literature as a symbol of talented and brave young revolutionaries during the first days of the Republic which followed a brutal Japanese occupation and finally led to the November 1945 Battle for Surabaya, the longest, bloodiest and most decisive warfare in the Republic's history. More than one hundred (from the back cover) Hario Kecik's diary is without peer in Indonesian literature as a symbol of talented and brave young revolutionaries during the first days of the Republic which followed a brutal Japanese occupation and finally led to the November 1945 Battle for Surabaya, the longest, bloodiest and most decisive warfare in the Republic's history. More than one hundred thousand young men and women - the majority under twenty years of age - took up weapons against the modern British-Indian Army and arriving Dutch forces intending to re-establish Dutch colonial rule in the Indies. For Indonesian readers, no period of Indonesian history will better repay study then the events in Surabaya in the last months of 1945, when the August 17 Proclamation of Independence seemed almost a dead letter as the British and Japanese forces combined to put down Merdeka! movements in Bandung, Bogor, Cirebon and Semarang. Young readers, especially, will take courage and marvel at the bravery of school-aged boys taking up arms, while Indonesian readers in general will finally understand that while August 17 was the date of the Proclamation, independence was by no means guaranteed as city after city fell post-war to the British. Surabaya and Hario Kecik's generation changed all that.


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(from the back cover) Hario Kecik's diary is without peer in Indonesian literature as a symbol of talented and brave young revolutionaries during the first days of the Republic which followed a brutal Japanese occupation and finally led to the November 1945 Battle for Surabaya, the longest, bloodiest and most decisive warfare in the Republic's history. More than one hundred (from the back cover) Hario Kecik's diary is without peer in Indonesian literature as a symbol of talented and brave young revolutionaries during the first days of the Republic which followed a brutal Japanese occupation and finally led to the November 1945 Battle for Surabaya, the longest, bloodiest and most decisive warfare in the Republic's history. More than one hundred thousand young men and women - the majority under twenty years of age - took up weapons against the modern British-Indian Army and arriving Dutch forces intending to re-establish Dutch colonial rule in the Indies. For Indonesian readers, no period of Indonesian history will better repay study then the events in Surabaya in the last months of 1945, when the August 17 Proclamation of Independence seemed almost a dead letter as the British and Japanese forces combined to put down Merdeka! movements in Bandung, Bogor, Cirebon and Semarang. Young readers, especially, will take courage and marvel at the bravery of school-aged boys taking up arms, while Indonesian readers in general will finally understand that while August 17 was the date of the Proclamation, independence was by no means guaranteed as city after city fell post-war to the British. Surabaya and Hario Kecik's generation changed all that.

6 review for Student Soldiers A Memoir of the Battle that Sparked Indonesia's National Revolution

  1. 4 out of 5

    Charlotte

    A good book that reads like a story and confirms my belief that indeed, yes, East Java is different!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Paul

  3. 5 out of 5

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  4. 4 out of 5

    Yudi Ramdoni

  5. 5 out of 5

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  6. 5 out of 5

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