Australian Left Review

Authors

K Wann

Abstract

In the early hours of October 1, 1965, a group of Indonesian army and air force officers, operating out of Halim Perdakasumah air force base on the outskirts of Djakarta, despatched small forces of soldiers to the city to seize seven senior generals of the Army’s General Staff and take a number of key points in the capital. With the important exception that the Defence Minister, General Nasution, eluded his would-be captors, the operation was successful in terms of its set objectives. The six captured generals were all slain.

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