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Title: K.W.F.M. Doorman Schout Bij Nacht. Ik val aan, volgt mij. Slag in de Java Zee 27 Februari 1942.
Description: S.I., s.n., undated, [..?], 1947. An original bronze commemmorative coin, ø 6cm., weight 86grs., with on verso the bust of Rear-Admiral Karel Doorman, with text in dutch:K.W.F.M. DOORMAN SCHOUT BIJ NACHT, recte with an illustration of the Flag-ship, H.M.S. cruise De Zeven Provinciën at full sea, with at top some islands of dutch colonial Indonesia, with dutch text:IK VAL AAN VOLGT MIJ. (Doorman's last order to attack the japanese fleet). Designed and signed by Pol Dom on both sides. An original bronze coin, commemmorating the Battle of the Java-Sea, 27 feb. 1942, when an allied Striking Force under command of Rear-Admiral Karel Doorman, attacked the japanese fleet. The allied flottilla was defeated after a heroic battle, whilst Doorman went-under together with H.M.S. Cruise De Zeven Provinën. An interesting piece of naval memorabilia, in very good condition and signed by his designer Pol Dom. Rare.

Keywords: militaria maritime royal dutch navy allied striking force commemmoration java sea battle japanese invasion allies coin bronze history pacific war indonesia colonialism southeast asia

Price: EUR 225.00 = appr. US$ 244.54 Seller: Antiquarian Booksellers Gemilang
- Book number: 46650