NETHERLANDS: Karnebeek and Big Navy

Karnebeek and Big Navy

Following the passage of the Singapore Naval Base bill in the British Parliament (reported last week), the Dutch Parliament bethought itself of Holland's possessions in the East Indies. The more the perturbed Parliamentarians thought of the matter, the more they became convinced that a large navy is necessary to protect the Netherlands' possessions over the seas.

A bill was introduced into the Dutch Parliament to provide for an increase of naval forces; a sum of 400,000,000 guilders ($158,080,000) will be spent over a period of twelve years, if...

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