End of Empire100 days in 1945 that changed Asia and the world.

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  • Battle of Surabaya erupts

    10 November 1945. With local leaders rejecting the previous day’s British ultimatum, British forces attack early next morning, their troops backed by tanks and by aerial and naval bombardment. Three weeks of savage fighting pass before the city falls. Though a crushing military defeat for Republican forces, it is a strategic and political victory as the British realize they are unable to repeat such feats across the entire country.

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