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Title: Het Koninklijk Nederlands-Indisch leger 1830-1950. Een Terugblik.
Description: 's-Gravenhage, Staatsuitgeverij, 1977. Square 8., original coloured illustrated limp wrappers.175pp. Numerous black/white illustrations in text and full-page, incl. portraits, bibliography, epilogue, table of contents. History, development and disbanding of the Royal Dutch East Indian Army, KNIL. (:) introduction, re-instatement of dutch colonial rule over Indonesia after the napoleonic wars and the british interim-government under Raffles & Fendall, the founding of the Army and a free hand in the Aceh wars, the army and her internal problems, the lack of social status of the military, low payment, mercenaries or the so-called 'kolonialen' from all over Europe, inhuman diciplin, training and drilling, medical care or the lack of it, drinking problems of commons soldiers in the army, guerilla and anti-guerilla tactics, police-services, arms and armament, the war against Japan, the beginning of the end, the war against the Indonesian Republic, disbanding in 1950. Still of great interest.

Keywords: militaria history knil east indian army soldiering history development knil colonialism indonesia southeast asia

Price: EUR 40.00 = appr. US$ 43.47 Seller: Antiquarian Booksellers Gemilang
- Book number: 47213