Cemetery of Margarana

The memorial stones of 1,372 men and women – Muslims, Hindus and Christians – who died on Bali fighting Netherlands forces lie in a cemetery here, including 11 Japanese soldiers who defected to the Indonesian side. Christian tombstones bear the cross, Muslims the half moon, Balinese the swastika. The monument is inscribed with the text of a famous letter I Gusti Ngurah Rai wrote to a Dutch officer, pledging to give his life for the revolution.
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