This Close Combat V mod covers the Battle of Surabaya. Roughly 20,000 Indonesian troops of the newly formed People's Security Army and over 100,000 militias defending the city of Surabaya against the 24,000 strong British 5th Indian Division and 6,000 men of 49th Brigade, 23rd Indian Division with tanks, naval, artillery and air support. The mod is an exhaustive remake of stock CC5. You will see all new graphics, hear new sounds, and experience a very different atmosphere. British Far East troops have been researched for historical accuracy, including British, Indian and Gurkha teams never before seen in the game. The Indonesian army and militia order of battle are comprised of almost entirely new units for CC5, and some of the teams are quite outlandish. You will see lot of weapons and equipment rarely seen in CC5, including exotic traditional weapons. We hope CC players will have a lot of fun playing a mod set in one of the forgotten exotic theaters at the tail end of WW2.

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At the end of World War II many Indonesians believed that independence was imminent. Few realized that it would be another five years of fighting before the country became a fully independent republic. The area around the east Javanese town of Surabaya became the scene of some of the heaviest fighting, and the Battle of Surabaya, which cost the lives of many thousands of Indonesians, became a symbol of resistance to the re-imposition of Dutch colonial rule.

Late October 1945, some 6,000 British troops of the 49th Brigade of the 23rd Indian Division under Brigadier Mallaby, entered Surabaya with orders to organize the recovery of Allied POW. However, the British also sought to establish complete control of Surabaya, but had underestimated the extent of Indonesian resistance and the numbers they faced. They found themselves up against a force of 20,000 troops of the newly-formed and Japanese trained People's Security Army (Tentara Keamanan Rakyat), and over 100,000 irregular fighters, all dedicated to the cause of Indonesian independence. Fierce fighting broke out on 28 October, and soon the Indonesians had surrounded the British command posts scattered throughout the city. A truce was reached on 30 October, but as evacuations to the harbour area was arranged, in the excitement and confusion, more fighting erupted during which Brigadier Mallaby was killed. The British then decided to take Surabaya by force, and secretly landed 24,000 troops of the battle-hardened 5th Indian Division, with Sherman medium tanks, backed by naval and air support.
On 9 November, the British gave the Indonesians an ultimatum, ordering their leaders to surrender. When they refused, Surabaya was mercilessly bombarded on 10 November, heralding a battle that was to last three weeks, at the end of which 200,000 of the town's population had fled, mainly the elderly, women and children. Over 16,000 Indonesian troops were killed and 2,000 British soldiers lost their lives.

The Battle of Surabaya was the heaviest single battle of the revolution and became a national symbol of Indonesian resistance. In Indonesia, 10 November is celebrated annually as Heroes Day.

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Installation Note

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To install Battle of Surabaya 1945 Demo: 1. Download the CC5 Demo. 2. Rename "[drive]:\Program Files\SSI\Invasion Normandy Demo" or you can also just...

This Close Combat V mod covers the Battle of Surabaya. Roughly 20,000 Indonesian troops of the newly formed People's Security Army and over 100,000 militias defending the city of Surabaya against the 24,000 strong British 5th Indian Division and 6,000...
Battle of Surabaya 1945 Demo Installer

Battle of Surabaya 1945 Demo Installer

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In the spirit of Indonesian Independence Day celebrations in August, we're releasing the demo version of CC5: Battle of Surabaya 1945 mod. The Battle...

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Dhaniel_Kraito Jul 29 2014 says:

Where is the full version?

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Digs Jun 6 2010 says:

Is the full mod still in the works?. What happened to your BoS45 forum at CCS?.

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zpendam Jan 30 2010 says:

Apik yo rek... :D

Good mod!

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dragun Jul 9 2009 says:

Hebuuaaaattt....,to late to say that in 2009..:D,thanks,this mod are excelent...,we waita long time to see this kind of mod in CC,
but more maps are better..,can i get more maps or unit?..,
or..,tutorial to build it??
Merdeka boeng!!

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gliebzeit Nov 29 2008 says:

What a very immersive experience! You have really provided a fantastic atmosphere that has not been seen before in CC mods. Outstanding attention to detail and fine graphics. I applaud your presenting this historic piece of Indonesian struggle for independence!

Thank you... and I look forward with anticipation to the complete mod.

- tripwire

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dimensi_id Creator
dimensi_id Dec 1 2008 replied:

Thanks for the compliments and kind words, Tripwire!
I'm glad you like the demo! And I'm glad you like the mod's battle setting and atmosphere.

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Sinjiro Nov 23 2008 says:

Hellow there, first of all i was very amazed when i find out about this mod, since i was quite a fans of CC dated back from the bridge too far but the most susprising part is about the Battle of Surabaya Mod, i was the grandson of the late Maj Gen Jonosewoyo who was the commander of the TKR troop division in Surabaya during that time and if u guys need any references about the battle itself i'll gladly provide u with some material includin my grandfather picture.

PS : My email is ""


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dimensi_id Creator
dimensi_id Nov 27 2008 replied:

We are deeply honored to meet the grandson of the late Maj Gen Jonosewoyo at our BoS45 ModDB site! It's great to know that you're also a CC fan yourself (Indonesian CC fans are quite hard to come by...haha!).
Your grandfather's battalion/battlegroup (Tentara Keamanan Rakjat Karesidenan Soerabaja - HQ) is featured in the full version of Battle of Surabaya 1945 mod. Thanks for the offer to help out...e-mail is on the way!
What did you think of the demo, BTW?

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kdora Nov 21 2008 says:

Wow, bro.... I am waiting for the final mod....

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dimensi_id Creator
dimensi_id Nov 22 2008 replied:

I hope you like the demo.
The demo's a good taster of the full version with Ops and Campaigns.

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