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Senshi Sōsho


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De Haan publications

National archivist F. de Haan has published impressive works at the beginning of the 20th century and formed the archive map collection.


The Corts Foundation rescanned four volumes 'Priangan' and three volumes 'Oud Batavia' and made them fully searchable and also online published the map collection at ANRI in Jakarta.



Read more ...
- article Priangan
- article Oud Batavia
- article Map collection

And also ...

- article Corpus Diplomaticum 




Joop J. de Jong

Evening shot, How the Netherlands withdrew from her Asian Imperium

(Dutch title: Avondschot, Hoe Nederland zich terugtrok uit zijn Aziatisch imperium)

Boom, 2011

786 pp. ISBN 978-94-6105-270-4


In 1949, after four years of conflict, the Netherlands granted Indonesia independence. The loss of the Netherlands Indies was perceived by the Dutch as a national trauma and was felt as a dictate ‘by the whole world’ to surrender sovereignty. The author describes in detail the extremely complex period in which competing parties (Indonesian Republicans, Dutch, and Americans) acted. He surprises the reader with remarkable conclusions on the basis of abundant new archive material. One of his findings is the proposition that the Netherlands was able to deliver itself from this ‘Indonesian swamp’ against the initial conceptions of the international community. De Jong’s views on the Dutch military are quite surprising. Although they failed in the short run, their actions proved to be instrumental to the successes in the final consultations.  




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


In particular:
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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by 24 Dec. 2013