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The Ambassador of The Netherlands in Tokyo generously hosted the Corts Foundation on April 4, 2019. Final editor dr. W.G.J. Remmelink presented his second Senshi Sōsho volume no. 26: “The Operations of the Navy in the Dutch East Indies and the Bay of Bengal” on a well visited reception for an attentive listening audience.

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Bronbeek, 28 February 2019. The yearly commemoration of the battle of the Java Sea 1942 with the laying of a wreath was held today in the presence of the Marine Corps. Before the actual commemoration ceremony, dr. W.G.J. Remmelink presented his speech on the battle, illustrated with maps, and explained in detail the operational sequence of events and the ship movements. His presentation was based on his translation of Japanese source material from the Senshi Sōsho volume 26. 




February 13th, The Corts Foundation presented her latest publication called “The Diplomatic Correspondence between the Kingdom of Siam and the Castle of Batavia during the 17th and 18th century” (translated in the Thai language) to the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand Mrs. Eksiri Pintaruchi.

We are grateful to our partners of the Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok: Mrs. Prof. dr. Bhawan Ruangsilp, dr. Dhiravat Na Pombejra PhD and Miss Joyce Sutthiman Limpanusorn.

By translating original Dutch correspondence into English, Indonesian and now Thai, this unique correspondence becomes more accessible to historians worldwide, and especially also now in Thailand.

(photo left to right: Mevrouw Eksiri Pintaruchi, Dhr. Egbert Jacobs voorzitter TCF, Dhr. Joan Snellen van Vollenhoven secretaris TCF)

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The board of The Corts Foundation is honoured to announce that Stone & Stone awarded our second Senshi Sōsho- publication vol. 26 “ The Operations of the Navy in the Dutch East Indies and the Bay of Bengal” with her Editor's Choice Award for books of 2018 (see

Stone & Stone recommended our publication as follows:
“This English translation of volume 26 of the Japanese Senshi Sōsho series stands out as one of the most important WWII publications of the year. It's difficult to conceive how anyone can understand these operations from the IJN perspective without utilizing this work.”


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The Corts Foundation

is a Dutch non profit organization that uses the legacy of Kees Corts to perform history and archive projects concerning the former Dutch Indies, especially the period of the Dutch East India company, and end of the colonial period during World War II.





Jakarta, Indonesia
Bangkok, Thailand


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Christiaan G. van Anrooij Fonds
 Engelbert van Bevervoorde-Van Heyst Fonds



In particular:
Isaac Alfred Ailion Foundation







Arsip Nasional Republik Indonesia





National Institute for Military History 





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