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The Trails of Marthen Indey’s Life Adventure

Monday, August 14, 2023

Marthen Indey pursued different educations, traveling to Ambon until Sukabumi. He had a knack for going undercover and negotiation.

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Marthen Indey (front, left) receives a medal of honor from the Dutch government in Kota NICA (now Kampung Harapan), Papua, 1945. KITLV . tempo : 172186573021.

ON one night in Manokwari circa 1941, Marthen Indey and the Dutch Indies police seized a coffin from a group of Japanese men who were preparing to bury it. To Marthen’s query as to what was inside the coffin, the group answered that it was the body of a deceased plantation worker. Doubting their answer, Marthen pried the coffin open. 

“It turned out there were small cannons, hand grenades, machine guns of all sizes and many type


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