Japanese soldiers in a captured oil field in the Dutch East Indies (1942)

Japanese soldiers in a captured oil field in the Netherland's Borneo oil installations & Celebes Airfield need esssential resources like Oil, Rubber & Zinc,manganese like rare minerals for succesful WW

Willy van Bergen, Batavia (Jakarta) 1949-1950 by saskia.vanbergen, via Flickr

Willy van Bergen, Batavia (Jakarta) 1949-1950 by saskia.vanbergen, via Flickr

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Indonesia vintage ~ Nederlands Indie (Dutch East Indies) CIRCA A stamp printed in the Netherlands Indies shows image of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, circa 1945

Dutch East Indies

Dutch East Indies

The surrender of the Dutch East Indies to the Japanese at Kalidjati military airport.

The surrender of the Dutch East Indies to the Japanese at Kalidjati military airport.

A Japanese soldier looks on as the oil refinery at Palembang in the Dutch East Indies burns.  Japan, who had been denied oil by the United States prior to December 1941, was eager to gain control of the oil fields which supplied more than half of the oil in the Dutch East Indies. Fortunately the Dutch colonial army were able to destroy one of the refineries before the Japaneses’ arrival

A Japanese soldier looks on as the oil refinery at Palembang in the Dutch East…

INDONESIA. Independence. 1949. The harbor of Tanjong Priok. Dutch soldiers leaving for home. From Magnum Photos website.

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Jakarta Dutch soldiers leaving for home from the Tanjung Priok harbour, after the end of the Indonesian Revolution.

INDONESIA. Java. Solo. 1949. Dutch transfer. Dutch flag comes down and Republic flag goes up at ceremony in town stadium. From Magnum Photos website.

Dutch flag comes down and Republic flag goes up at ceremony in town stadium. From Magnum Photos website.

Nederlandse militairen tijdens oprukken in de stad Malang (Indonesië) tijdens politionele actie

Nederlandse militairen tijdens oprukken in de stad Malang (Indonesië) tijdens politionele actie

Nederlandse militairen tijdens oprukken in de stad Malang (Indonesië) tijdens politionele actie

Nederlandse militairen tijdens oprukken in de stad Malang (Indonesië) tijdens politionele actie

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