More than 71 years ago, President Soekarno proclaimed the country independent.

Fadila Adelin   19 Januari 2017 07:25

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Alex and Frans Mendur, IPPHOS photographers, speaking with Soekarno.

We all know how festive Indonesian Independence Day celebrations can be. But only few know how it was like on the actual declaration in 1945.

Retrieved from the IPPHOS (Indonesia Press Photo Service) archive, here are ten photos from the historic day.

 

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