World: WITH THE COURAGE OF LIONS - AND BALING WIRE

TIME Correspondent Robert Sherrod last week cabled from Melbourne this account of how the Dutchmen of Java died fighting:

When the history of War II is written, that page belonging to the indomitable Dutch should be illuminated with the blood of heroes. For a thousand years free men should stand and uncover whenever the Battle of Java is mentioned. They never had a chance, those Dutchmen, but they freely gave their lives in the hope that others might have a chance.

Throughout Australia the Dutch are revered, especially by the Americans. The opinion is unanimous that the Dutchmen of Java fought as bravely...

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