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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 8, September 1955 - File 042. 1955-09. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 27, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/489/show/461.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 8, September 1955
Alternate Title Facts Forum News, Vol. IV, No. 8, September 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date September 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript The Story of A FORGOTTEN WAR Reports from Indonesia, carried over IP wires from Rotterdam, confirm thai the troops of the South Moluccan He- public are counterattacking against the invading Indonesian forces which heive- been holding strong points in the South Moluccas for seemo time. From bases in Ceram, the main island of the Republic of the South Moluccas, South Moluccan forces, which are ever growing stronger by capturing Indonesian military equipment when thev recapture Indonesian beachheads, have now invaded the South Moluccan original capital island of Amboina. and also the neighboring islands of Saparua and Haruku. The fighting is going on. [Editor's note:—The South Moluccan Republic comprises the following island groups: The Spice Islands (Ceram, Buru, Amboina. Saparua, Haruku, and Noesa Laut), the Banda group, the Kai group, the Aru group, the Tanimbar group, the Southwesterly Islands, and a number of smaller groups of inhabited islets and atolls.] The South Moluccan Republic covers an area of about 70(1 miles by 400 miles, lhe Ceram-Buru island group alone is about the size of Formosa. The population, which I- Malenesian anil predominantly Christian, is well over one million and a half—approximately lhe same as thai of Maim-. \ ermont. and New Hampshire combined. Page 40 By KAREL J. V. NIKIJULUW Chairman of the Delegation, Republic of the South Moluccas Tin- governmenl ol the South Moluccan Re-public i- situated on the island of Ceram eiml i~ based on democratic principles. The Mohioi'eltl- elli' well known as pro-Western ami verj anti-Communist. The Republic was established on April 25. 1950. ei- ei free eiml sovereign stall-. Tin- South Moluccan Declaration of Independence resulted from the usurping "I power bv Indonesia which wa- then embarking on a course aimed at liquidating tin- original sixteen fed eral Indonesian states einel claiming authority over all of Indonesia. From its establishment on April 25. 1950. the government of the South Moluccas controlled and administered it- territory without any disturbance. At the end of September, 1950, the armed forces ol the Republic of Indonesia launched em unprovoked attack on tin- South Moluccas. In spite of the superior power nl the Indonesian forces, equipped with modern weapons including warships eiml planes, In-avv arlilli-rv anel tanks, the South Moluccan government to this eleiv remains in full control of much of its territory, including the main island of Ceram. On January 5. 1055. the governmenl nl the Republic of Indonesia proclaimed a state of wen and seige on the South Moluccan Islands, i Vmboina, the central island of the group, bets been under a state ol seige For some time. Heavy fighting is continuing unabated. I nilii cover of aircraft and n.,v.11 'Jims. Indonesian troops are trying I" recover pn-v ioiislv losl positions on the islands of Vmboina, Ceram, Haruku, and Saparua, I resh Indonesian troops and new equipment ein- continuously being transported on ships ol lb,- Roveel Dutch Packet Company (K.P.M.) under charter I,, the Indonesian government. In tin' face ol overwhelming disparity in numbers einel cepiipnicnt. lhe morale and determination of all South Moluciein forces and tin- population remain unshaken. Tin' South Moluccans are now in lln' fiflh year of their fight for freedom. * n r, Iii lb.' summer of 1050. Presidenl ■seek. I Indonesia ordered lhe conquest ami annihilation of the Republic nl the Ninth Moluccas. Ever since that time, ei bitter jungle-battle has rage" in ibis feir Eastern island group, which straddles the direel route from Commu- nisi China to Australia. In far-off Holland, fifteen thousand South Moluccans, herded bv the Dutch governmenl into DP camps, are awaiting the outcome ol tliis struggle. The governmenl of the South Moluccan Republic has appealed ils case to the United Neiiiems. On October ■"•"• 1050. the American representative, FACTS FORUM NEWS, September, '■"■'•'
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