This is John Sharp of Leicester and he is one of the few POWs of the Second World War to survive such extreme treatment under the Japanese. Sharp was captured while attempting to escape when being used as slave labor on the Burma-Siam railway. His punishment for being caught was being tortured for three years and two weeks in a Singapore gaol, where he spent twelve months in solitary confinement with little to no food.

This is John Sharp of Leicester and he is one of the few POWs of the Second World War to survive such extreme treatment under the Japanese.

The old Jakarta #Indonesia

The old Jakarta, Indonesia

Soekarno-Megawati

Soekarno-Megawati

Kartini and her husband

Indonesian national heroine Raden Kartini, with the help of her husband, encouraged the education of women in colonial Indonesia

Dutch former Colonies, Asia, Dutch East Indies - This Day in History: Mar 20, 1602: Dutch East India Company founded http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

Dutch former Colonies, Asia, Dutch East Indies - This Day in History: Mar Dutch East India Company

Masked men of the theater acting in "Topéing", Java (c. 1900-1920) - US Library Of Congress

A Rare Historical Look At Old Indonesia - 25 Photos Taken Pre-1920

Masked Men of the Theater Acting in "Topéing," Java, Indonesia Description This photograph of a theatrical performance in the Dutch East Indies (present-day Indonesia) is from the Frank and Frances Carpenter Collection at the Library of Congress.

Logo - East India Trading Company

East India Trading Company

Could incorporate an "East India Trading Company" theme to also sell British teas such as Earl Grey and coffee, etc. Specialty would remain chai though.

Logo - East India Trading Company

East India Trading Company

Could incorporate an "East India Trading Company" theme to also sell British teas such as Earl Grey and coffee, etc. Specialty would remain chai though.

Batavia - Toko Merah (Hoofd Kantoor van den Berg) - 1730

Batavia - Toko Merah (Hoofd Kantoor van den Berg) - 1730 in old Jakarta. I'm so glad to get this original photo of this red building, it is now being revitalized and proudly open for public.

Batavia This Day in History: Mar 20, 1602: Dutch East India Company founded http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

Batavia This Day in History: Mar Dutch East India Company founded…

The long read: For a century, the East India Company conquered, subjugated and plundered vast tracts of south Asia. The lessons of its brutal reign have never been more relevant

The East India Company: The original corporate raiders

Listen to William Dalrymple's long read on The East India Company: The original corporate raiders - Podcast

Buitenzorg West-Java, 1914

Maps of Buitenzorg (Bogor) 1914

Raden Saleh Sjarif Boestaman (1807 - 1880) is one of the best known painters from Indonesia and a pioneer of modern Indonesian art. His paintings corresponded with nineteenth-century romanticism which was popular in Europe at the time. He also expressed his cultural roots and inventiveness in his work. Raden Saleh, was born into a noble Javanese family - a grandson of Sayyid Abdullah Bustaman from his mother's side. His father was Sayyid Husen bin Alwi bin Awal bin Yahya.

Raden Saleh Sjarif Boestaman (1807 - 1880) is one of the best known painters from Indonesia and a pioneer of modern Indonesian art. His paintings corresponded with nineteenth-century romanticism which was popular in Europe at the time. He also expressed his cultural roots and inventiveness in his work. Raden Saleh, was born into a noble Javanese family - a grandson of Sayyid Abdullah Bustaman from his mother's side. His father was Sayyid Husen bin Alwi bin Awal bin Yahya.

The East India Company (EIC) was an English company formed to pursue trade with…

The East India Company (EIC) was an English company formed to pursue trade with the East Indies but ended up trading mainly with the Indian subcontinent, Qing Dynasty China, North-West Frontier Province and Balochistan. The company rose to account for hal

history of Indonesia country: Biografi Pangeran Diponegoro Versi bahasa Inggris (Biography of Prince Diponegoro English version )

history of Indonesia country: Biografi Pangeran Diponegoro Versi bahasa Inggris (Biography of Prince Diponegoro English version )

japanese prisoners of war in the netherlands indies - Google Search

japanese prisoners of war in the netherlands indies - Google Search

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