JAVA: Trouble in the Indies

The white man had reoccupied Java, richest and most densely populated of the East Indies, with such weak forces that he had been forced to call on armed Japs for police help. Now Dutchmen, Eurasians and Japs were being killed in skirmishes all over the island. Hardly any of it except Batavia, where the natives called a work stoppage, and Bandung, was under white control. The native leader, Soekarno, admitted that he got his arms from the Japs, with whom he collaborated during the war, but pointed to his prewar anti-Jap utterances as...

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