The Nationalism of Giyugun Officers in South Sumatra
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- Giyugun, Japanese military administration, nationalism
This article examined the role of Giyugun officers in maintaining Indonesia’s independence. In this discussion, the focus was on the South Sumatra region which was the basis of the Giyugun training, or voluntary army formed by the Japanese military administration in Southern Sumatra. It is interesting to study this period for the first time Sumatran youth had the opportunity to get military training from Japan. Initially, in 1943, Sumatran Giyugun was formed by Japan to help fight against the Allied forces. The military training provided by Japan was used by young people to learn war strategies, how to use weapons and various other military skills. The nationalism of the Giyugun officers was very high even though they were trained by the Japanese military. The expertise gained by the Giyugun soldiers later in the independence period was used to defend Indonesia’s independence.
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TY - CONF AU - Teti Hestiliani AU - Miftahuddin PY - 2020 DA - 2020/02/04 TI - The Nationalism of Giyugun Officers in South Sumatra BT - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Social Science and Character Educations (ICoSSCE 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 44 EP - 48 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200130.010 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200130.010 ID - Hestiliani2020 ER -