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Title:INDONESIAN LEADERS ARRIVE BY AIR AT BATAVIA [Allocated Title]
Film Number:JFU 583
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: At Batavia, capital of the Netherlands East Indies (now Jakarta, Indonesia), officers of the independent Indonesian Army arrive by air in Japanese aircraft to discuss evacuation of Japanese and European internees from central Java.
Description: Aircraft taxiing. A cheerful Major-General Sudipyo with a British officer who has parachute wings on his uniform. Two Indonesian airmen in their aircraft. Pilot in front cockpit. Sudipyo and others. Colonel Effendi with others by an ambulance which retrieved them unharmed after a crash landing. Crashed aircraft; the crash was caused by an undercarriage failure. Close-up of a red and white Indonesian roundel. Japanese labourers (Japanese surrendered personnel or internees) watch as the aircraft is recovered using a small tracked trolley.
Production Details: War Office Directorate of Public Relations (Production sponsor)
SEAC Film Unit (Production company)
Davis, Desmond (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Indonesian Army [NEW TERM] (regiment/service)
Keywords: Batavia, Java, Netherlands East Indies (geography)
Allied Occupation of the Netherlands East Indies, Allied Occupation of South East Asia post-August 1945 (event)
Indonesian Independence, Independence Movements (event)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 180 ft; Running time: 2 mins
Notes: The aircraft are described on the dopesheet as being Japanese advanced trainers. The exact type is not clear but they resemble Dutch-operated Curtiss-Wright CW-22 Falcons, which would have been captured by the Japanese in 1942.