Author Philip Hanson Hiss. Bali

1941 Rare BALI First Edition Balinese OLD PHOTOGRAPHS

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…

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