Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Bandung Sea of Fire

Bandung Sea of Fire

Events Bandung Ocean of Fire is a major fire incident that occurred in the city of Bandung, West Java province in March 1946. Within seven hours, about 200,000 inhabitants burned their homes and possessions, leaving the city to the mountains in the area south of Bandung. This is done to prevent the Allies and the Dutch Colonial Army troops control the city. Decision to be taken Bandung burned through unity Assembly deliberations struggle Priangan (MP3) in the presence of all power struggles, on March 24, 1946. Kol. Abdul Haris Nasoetion as Commander of Division III, announced the results of these deliberations and ordered to leave the city of Bandung. That same day, the group of the population left the city of Bandung long flowing and burning the town last night. Next TRI (Indonesian people's army) to fight the guerrillas from outside Bandung. This event inspired the song Halo-Halo Bandung is the name of the creator is still debated.

Several years later, the song "Halo-Halo Bandung" was written to symbolize their emotions, as the promise of going back to our beloved city, which has become a sea of fire.

Ultimatum for Army of the Republic of Indonesia (TRI) to leave the city and the people, politics gave birth to "bumihangus". People are not willing to be exploited by enemies of Bandung. They fled to the south along with the fighters. Decision to be taken Bandung burned through deliberation Priangan Struggle Unity Council (MP3) in the presence of all power struggles, on March 24, 1946.

Colonel Abdul Haris Nasution as Commander of Division III, announced the results of these deliberations, and ordered people to leave the city of Bandung. That same day, the group running the length of the population left the city of Bandung.

Bandung deliberately burned by the TRI and the people with the intention that the Allies can not use it anymore. Here and there, billowing black smoke rising high into the air. All the power failure. England began to attack so fierce fighting occurred. Battle of the most exciting happening in the Village Dayeuhkolot, south of Bandung, where there are large munition factories owned by Allied. TRI intends to destroy the gunpowder warehouse. For that diutuslah youth Muhammad Toha and Ramdan. The boys managed to blow up the warehouse with hand grenades. Large warehouse exploded and burned, but the two young men, too, burned in it. Bandung city administration staff will initially remain in the city, but for the sake of safety then at 21:00 hours was also out of town. Since then, approximately at 24.00 South Bandung have been empty of i

nhabitants and the TRI. But the fire still burning city rising. And Bandung was transformed into a sea of fire.


Bandung Scorched Earth is the right action, because the strength of TRI and the people will not be able to resist a powerful enemy. Next TRI with the people to fight a guerrilla from outside Bandung. This event gave birth to the song "Halo-Halo Bandung" the vigorous burning of the Indonesian people fighting spirit.

Bandung Ocean of Fire later became famous after the term of the burning incident. Many of us wonder where this term originated. The late General Besar AH Nasution recalled during a meeting in Regentsweg (now road Dewi Sartika), after returning from his meeting with Sutan Sjahrir in Jakarta, to decide what action will be made to the city of Bandung after receiving a British ultimatum.


The Bandung Sea of fire monument