5 Oct 2012

Memorial for Papuans killed in action unveiled in Netherlands

11:50 am on 5 October 2012

A monument for Papuans killed in action during the period of 1942 - 1962 was unveiled at the Royal Estate home for veteran soldiers in Arnhem, the Netherlands.

The monument was paid by veterans of former Netherlands New Guinea which is now known as Indonesia's Papua province.

The unveiling ceremony was performed by Major General Alexander Oostendorp, the Director of Operations at Netherlands Defence Staff in front of about 900 New Guinea veterans and other persons.