1942 The Japanese invade Indonesia

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1942 The Japanese invade Indonesia

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Post by Heinrich » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:28 pm

Skoblin vid (one of our members!) of the invasion of the dutch indies / Indonesia ..


January 19, 1942. Giornale Italie. The Netherlands East Indies campaign of 1941-42 was the short-lived defence of the Netherlands East Indies (Indonesia) by Allied forces, against invasion by the Empire of Japan in World War II. The rich oil resources of Indonesia were a major Japanese objective during the war. The campaign and subsequent three and a half year Japanese occupation contributed to the end of Dutch colonial rule in Indonesia.
General Hisaichi Terauchi (also known as Count Terauchi), who was the commander of the Southern Expeditionary Army Group, began the campaign with attacks against Borneo: on December 16, 1941, Japanese forces successfully occupied Miri, an oil production centre in northern Sarawak.
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