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Monument 1 Maret or Monument of March 1st is located on Panembahan Senopati Street, exactly next to Fort (Benteng) Vredeburg. And was constructed to commemorate the total offensive attack on March 1st, 1949 (Serangan Oemoem 1 Maret 1949) when Indonesian guerilla fighters succeeded in reoccupying Yogyakarta for 6 hours in order to prove the world that Indonesian still possess power to keep struggle for independence against the Dutch colonial. This historical event known as "The Six Hours in Yogyakarta" (Enam jam di Yogyakarta) was successfully commanded by young Colonel Soeharto former 2nd President of Republic of Indonesia. As a follow up, both parties (Dutch and Indonesia) held further diplomatic talks in the Round Table Conference (KMB) at Den Haag.