A British plane from Jakarta dropped leaflets over Surabaya urging all Indonesian troops and militia to surrender their weapons.The leaders of the Indonesian troops and militia were angered, seeing it as a breaking of the agreement reached with Mallaby earlier.
Death Of Mallaby
The leaders of the Indonesian troops and militia were angered, seeing it as a breaking of the agreement reached with Mallaby earlier.On 28 October 1945, they attacked the British troops in Surabaya, killing two hundred soldiers.
On 30 October Sukarno (president of RI), Mohammad Hatta (the vice-president of RI), and Amir Syarifuddin Harahap (the minister of information of Indonesia) negotiate a cease fire. A ceasefire was negotiated with Major General Hawthorn (the commander of 23rd British Indian Division) and Brigadier Mallaby
On 30 October 1945, Brigadier A.W.S Mallaby was killed by the Indonesians
Lieutenant General Sir Philip Christison was angered when he heard that Brigadier Mallaby had been killed in Surabaya. During a lull in the fighting, the British brought in reinforcements and evacuated the internees.
At dawn on 10 November,British troops began a methodical advance through the city under the cover of naval and air bombardment. Fighting was heavy, with British troops clearing buildings room by room and consolidating their gains.