The Dutch 1st Company, 1st Infantry Battalion, Koninklijk Nederlands Indische Leger is defending a fortified hill against a company-sized attack by the Japanese 230th Infantry Regiment supported by Type 95 Ha-Go tanks and a flamethrower. . . . .It is not generally known that the “Mobile Unit”, the single Dutch (KNIL) tank battalion went into action during the battle for the Tjiater Pass, the gateway to the Bandung plateau. This battle was fought between 5 and 7 March 1942 and may be seen as the single regular clash of armed forces in the Netherlands East Indies. It was also the final battle – after the Japanese broke through the Dutch defenses, the road to Bandung lay wide open.
Attacker: Japanese (Shoji Detachment, 230th Infantry Regiment)