The Netherlands & Indonesia

The Dutch-Indies what it actually was:an occupation of Indonesia. When the Japanese came to do the same the Dutch came up with a plan, wich was more of a trick targeting indonesian populations from the Islands which were known for their great warriors, to inlist an army. The KNIL, Which translates into the Royal Dutch Indonesian Army. The biggest part of the KNIL was made up by Maluku warriors a lot of whom are now residing in The Netherlands while being promised an independent Maluku
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Devi Dja, 1940 The Pavlova of the Orient from Devi Dja’s Bali & Javanese Cultural Dancers book

Devi Dja, 1940 The Pavlova of the Orient from Devi Dja’s Bali & Javanese Cultural Dancers book

Dancers from Gorontalo, North Celebes, Dutch Indies (1910s) (now: Sulawesi, Indonesia) Photographer: Hendrik Veen

Dancers from Gorontalo, North Celebes, Dutch Indies (1910s) (now: Sulawesi, Indonesia) Photographer: Hendrik Veen

Hein ter Poorten surrendering to the Japanese, Kalidjati, Java, Dutch East Indies, 8 Mar 1942

Hein ter Poorten surrendering to the Japanese, Kalidjati, Java, Dutch East Indies, 8 Mar 1942

Portrait of a lady (Dutch Indies, c1915) Photographer: Adriaan Boer, The Netherlands --- who likes vintage photography should definitly check this fabulous blog

Portrait of a lady (Dutch Indies, c1915) Photographer: Adriaan Boer, The Netherlands --- who likes vintage photography should definitly check this fabulous blog

My family in the Dutch Indies before the war. Interessante familie geschiedenis!

My family in the Dutch Indies before the war. Interessante familie geschiedenis!

King Talasa and his family (Tolage, Toradja), Celebes c1900 Photographer: Hendrik Veen (?), Dutch Indies

King Talasa and his family (Tolage, Toradja), Celebes c1900 Photographer: Hendrik Veen (?), Dutch Indies

1885 Indonesia » Javanese Dance

1885 Indonesia » Javanese Dance

Tempo Doeloe - Indisch Leger.Old Indonesian ad, colonial Dutch Army in Indonesia looking for recrutes

Tempo Doeloe - Indisch Leger.Old Indonesian ad, colonial Dutch Army in Indonesia looking for recrutes

1911 Dutch gentlemen in Surabaya

1911 Dutch gentlemen in Surabaya

IN 1875 - THE KING OF BALI......THE BALI HISTORY, ON DRIWANCYBERMUSEUM BLOG

IN 1875 - THE KING OF BALI......THE BALI HISTORY, ON DRIWANCYBERMUSEUM BLOG

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