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The Dutch Colonial Army was the main defense against the Japanese invading the Netherlands East Indies during World War II. In December 1941, Dutch forces in Indonesia numbered around 85,000 troops, a combination of European and indigenous regular soldiers, locally organized militia, territorial guard units and civilian volunteers.

The Dutch Colonial Army was the main defense against the Japanese invading the…

Nederlands-Indië met fotokaarten en tram en militair 52x

Nederlands-Indië met fotokaarten en tram en militair 52x

Dutch East Indies troops on parade sometime before the Japanese invasion of Dec1941/Jan 1942

Dutch colonial infantry on parade in present day Indonesia shortly before the Japanese invasion in Their resistance was token.

"Let there be growing friendship between our two brother nations." Reads the text seen on this poster, heroically depicting a Wehrmacht soldier being admired by a young Ukrainian woman (note Weimar colors on helmet. Illustrator likely cognizant of public's ignorance of Reich's new flag, a product of years of forced Soviet isolation). It was published by pro-German officials to encourage civil collaboration with their occupiers, viewed as liberators following years of brutal Soviet tyranny.

Ukrainian ""Let there be a growing friendship between the two brotherly nations!" Little did they know once the Germans would turn on them.

Para pemetik kopi, Klaten 1910

Para pemetik kopi, Klaten 1910

Japanse soldaten marcheren door Batavia na de capitulatie van de Nederlands-Indie

Japanse soldaten marcheren door Batavia na de capitulatie van de Nederlands-Indie

World War II in the Dutch East Indies After the Dutch surrender to Japanese troops and the handing-over of Java: von Starkenborgh, Dutch Governor-General, and major general Ter Poorten entering a Japanese internment camp - 1942 - Vintage property of ullstein bild. News Photo | Getty Images

World War II in the Dutch East Indies After the Dutch surrender to Japanese troops and the handing-over of Java: von Starkenborgh, Dutch Governor-General, and major general Ter Poorten entering a Japanese internment camp - 1942 - Vintage property of

war and social upheaval: World War II Indonesia Dutch East Indies internment

World War II: Indonesia (Dutch East Indies): Japanese Internment of Dutch Civilians

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