Landon Chronicles: Kenneth on visiting the Weldebreton Prison (hour 71, clip 8) | Wheaton College Archives & Special Collections
Landon Chronicles: Kenneth on visiting the Weldebreton Prison (hour 71, clip 8)
When Kenneth arrived in Djakarta there was no one at the consulate, so he decided to visit the prison to learn more about Gibson for his book. Once inside the prison he found himself in a near-death experience. A group of Indian men were killing Dutch people and mistook him for a Dutch. Eventually he was able to convince them that he was American and they allowed him to visit the prison.
Wheaton College Archives & Special Collections
Margaret and Kenneth P. Landon Papers, 1824-2000 Series 1: Biographical Sub-Series 8: Audio and Video Box 82: Oral History: "The Landon Chronicles," CDs 51-75