1945, February 14

*Supriyadi led the PETA rebellion in Blitar

He saw how the Japanese forced farmers to hand over all the rice they had, even though they were running out of food, down to sewing tree barks into clothes, dying as romusyas, etc.

He hated the Japanese so much he decided to go ahead with his rebellion.

(Zulkifli Lubis: MSII47)

(from Kronik Revolusi Indonesia (Chronicle of the Indonesian Revolution), Volume 1 (1945), Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Koesalah Soebagyo Toer, Ediati Kamil, KPG, Jakarta 1999, p. 3)

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