Palagan Ambarawa Reviews
"A simply magnificent monument" May 09, 2013
From the old railway train station, I'm going to visit Monument Palagan Ambarawa which is not far from the Station. I just took a small bus and paid IDR 2,000 / person. Only 10 minutes drive to arrive at the monument, to go in I must pay IDR 4,000 / person for entrance.
Ambarawa Palagan monument is a symbol to commemorate the historical Battle of Palagan Ambarawa on 12-15 December 1945. This is a simply magnificent monument constructed in 1974 and was dedicated on December 15, by the second President of Indonesia Mr. Suharto.
This monument was built to commemorate the heroic battle that occurred on December 15, 1945. At that time, Indonesian forces shot down an enemy plane and crashed and sank in Lake Rawa Pening. The wreckage is still buried there today. A Replica of the plane can be seen at this place. Ambarawa battle began after this and the Military careers of General Sudirman and Gatot Subroto are to be ones great men.
There is a museum alongside the monument. Right in the front of the entrance doors, we are greeted by the sculpture of Lieutenant Colonel Isdiman another great man of his time. In the museum there is a collection that lays in front of our eyes , in the form of war weapons that the Japanese used against Indonesian forces, rifles, automatic weapons, hand bombs and even a traditional Japanese sword that of a (Samurai Sword) that were seized. There is also clothing - clothes of PETA fighters, shoes, belts and bags. Old traditional bamboo spears are shown here and also photographs of the fighters involved in the battle Palagan Ambarawa...In the same area can also be seen two Dodge trucks, tanks and a train made in German all captured in the flight of the enemy after there 3 years rain of terror here at Ambarawa.
This Museum reminds us that our Indonesian nation is to be strong in the face of those who want to rob us of our traditions, culture and Riches. To know about history of our warfare is a tribute in the remembrance of those who lost their lives.
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