The incident of the purple-white flag (the Dutch flag on the high of Yamato Hotel’s tower that was torn into the Indonesian pink-white flag) by Bung Tomo can also be recorded as a heroic feat in the course of the struggle of this metropolis.
Japan occupied the town in 1942, as a part of the Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies, and it was bombed by the Allies in 1944. After the surrender of Japan on the finish of World War II, Surabaya was seized by Indonesian nationalists. The younger nation soon came into conflict with the British, who had become caretakers of the Dutch colony after the Japanese surrender. In the 18th and 19th centuries, Surabaya was the largest city within the Dutch East Indies.
- Persebaya has competed against European teams together with Lokomotiv Moscow, Sturm Graz, Grasshoppers, Salzburg, Stade de Reims, Ajax Amsterdam, PSV Eindhoven, AC