Residents of Rawagede attend the ceremony Balong-sari
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Dutch Government apologises for 1947 Indonesia massacre

9 December 2011 Last updated at 15:57 GMT

The Dutch government has apologised for the 1947 massacre committed by its soldiers in Indonesia.

As many as 430 men and boys were rounded-up and killed in the village of Rawagede, as Indonesia fought for independence and the Dutch were clinging to their retreating colonial empire.

Families of those killed attended a ceremony at the site of the killings, now known as Balongsari.

Karishma Vaswani reports.