JAVA: Arrows & Sugar

More blood was shed in The Netherland East Indies last week. Little of it was Dutch. Their troops hovered in ships off Java's great naval base of Surabaya. Ashore, British casualties went over 300, Indonesian over 2,000.

The British still said that they were merely trying to restore order. Major General E. C. Mansergh, their Surabaya commander, told the Indonesians to lay down their arms. The list of arms he gave ranged from tanks to poison arrows. When the Indonesians refused, British guns and planes shelled and bombed the city and British Indian troops moved in against snipers. President Soekarno...

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