The dutch economy was very dependent upon the wealth coming from it´s southeast Asian colony.
Sukarno (with Mohammed Hatta on the right) announcing Indonesian independence – August 17, 1945 –
two days after the Japanese surrendered to the Allies.
Information Section, Consulate General of Indonesia
Osborne and Cotler, p. 104
ritish soldiers, acting on behalf of the Dutch, questioning Indonesians about nationalist activities – 1945
Government Institute for War Documentation, the Hague
Osborne and Cotler, p. 108
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