Battle of Ambarawa

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Battle of Ambarawa (Palagan Ambarawa)
Part of Indonesian National Revolution
Date 20 October - 15 December 1945
Location Ambarawa
Result Indonesian Victory
 Indonesia  Netherlands
Commanders and leaders
Col. Soedirman Brigadier Bethell

Battle of Ambarawa or sometimes called Palagan Ambarawa is a military conflict between Indonesia and Dutch East Indies on 20 October 1945 to 15 December 1945. This conflict took place on Ambarawa.


On 20 October 1945 the allied forces landed on Semarang to capture Japanese prisoners of war. The Netherlands Indies Civil Administration was landed on Semarang, too. This is the problem that made the Indonesians mad and started the conflict with the Allied Forces.