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Tarakan "The Pearl Harbor" of Indonesia (1942-1945)

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PULAU Tarakan, sebuah pulau kecil di Kalimantan Timur di ujung utara Selat Makassar, sejak dulu terkenal sebagai "pundi emas" karena hasil minyaknya. Keberadaan industri minyak ini pula yang menjadi salah satu pemicu terjadinya Perang Pasifik. Namun, sejarah pertempuran Tarakan ini terabaikan. Kajian Perang Pasifik selama ini berkisar tentang penyerbuan Pearl Harbor, ...more
190 pages
Published (first published March 2005)
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Silvana
Interesting that Tarakan might be more famous to the Australians than Indonesians due to the huge battle in 1945 to take the island from the Japanese. I myself only found out the existence of this tiny island in 2011 when I joined a history tour and visited the remains of the battles: Japanese caves, ruined gigantic oil bunkers, rusted 75 (?) mm canons on hilltops that were used to shoot the hell out of troops in amphibious assault. How I wish I had my diving license then, because I am sure ...more
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Shelves: sejarah
Saat membaca judulnya saya langsung tergugah. Ya, sudah menjadi bagian dari psikologi pembaca untuk tertarik dengan hal-hal yang familiar dengan hidup mereka. Melihat kata Tarakan dalam judul buku ini membuat saya tertarik membacanya. Alasannya cukup sentimentil. Saya pernah tinggal di kota ini dan sampai sekarang masih menganggap kota itu sebagai salah satu “rumah” tempat saya pulang.
Salah satu hal yang membuat saya tertarik dengan buku ini adalah adanya keterangan dari sampul yang menuliskan
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