Tuesday, June 12, 2011
Our first visit to one of the most famous monuments in the city of Bandung, Bandung Lautan api is a monument located in Tegalega, Bandung city. Who does not know Bandung Lautan api Monument in Tegallega? But do you know the initiator of the monument?
He is Sunaryo, a man who was born in Banyumas on May 15, 1943.
Monument Bandung Ocean of Fire, is a monument that became landmarks of Bandung. This monument is 45 meters tall, has a side by 9 field.This monument was built to commemorate the events of Bandung Ocean of Fire, the scorched earth where there is a South Bandung, led by Mohammad Toha.
This monument is located in the middle of town that is located in the Field Tegallega. This monument is one of the most famous monuments in Bandung.This monument became the center of attention every year on March 23 commemorate Bandung Ocean of Fire. Our memories flashed to events 65 years ago, when the city of Bandung into a sea of fire.
Ultimatum to Army of the Republic of Indonesia (TRI) to leave the city and the people, politics gave birth to "bumihangus". People are not willing to Bandung exploited by the enemy. They fled to the south along with the fighters. Decision to be taken by consensus Bandung burned the Union Assembly Priangan Struggle in the presence of all the power struggles, on March 24, 1946.
Colonel Abdul Haris Nasution as the Commander of the Third Division, announced the results of the deliberation and ordered people to leave the city of Bandung. That same day, the group running the length of the population left the city Bandung.
Bandung deliberately burned by the TRI and the people with the intention that the Allies can not use it anymore. Here and there, billowing black smoke rising high in the air. All the power was off. England began to attack so fierce fighting occurred. Battle of the most exciting happening in the Village Dayeuhkolot, south of Bandung, where there is a large munitions factory owned by Allied. TRI intends to destroy the ammunition dump. For that comanded
youth Muhammad Toha and Ramdan. The boys managed to blow up the warehouse with hand grenades.
Large warehouse exploded and burned, but the two young men were burned in it. Bandung city administration staff initially will remain in the city, but for the sake of safety then at 21:00 was also out of town. Since then, approximately at 24.00 South Bandung has been empty of inhabitants and TRI. But the fire still burning city rising. And Bandung was transformed into a sea of fire.
Bandung scorched earth is the right thing, because the strength of TRI and the people will not be able to resist a powerful enemy. Next TRI with the people to fight the guerrillas from outside Bandung. This event gave birth to the song "Halo-Halo Bandung" which excited the people of Indonesia burning power struggle.
Bandung Ocean of Fire became a popular term after the arson incident. Many wonder where the term originated. AH Nasution Large recalled during a meeting in Regentsweg (now Jalan Dewi Sartika), after returning from his meeting with Sjahrir in Jakarta, to decide what action will be made to the city of Bandung after receiving the British ultimatum.
Bandung Ocean of Fire The term appears in the daily Suara Merdeka dated March 26, 1946. A young journalist at that time, namely Atje Bastaman, witnessed the burning of Bandung from the view of the hills around Mount leutik Pameungpeuk, Garut. From the top it Atje Bastaman see Bandung are flushed from the Cicadas to Cimindi.
After arriving in Tasikmalaya, Atje Bastaman eagerly and immediately wrote a story entitled Bandoeng Thus Laoetan Fire. But due to lack of space for writing the title, the title was shortened by the news Bandoeng Laoetan Fire.
This monument made us astonished, how extraordinary our heroes fighting for the city of Bandung is. then it is fitting as the younger generation, we maintain and take pride in this beloved city of Bandung.