The Invasion of the Dutch East Indies
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The Invasion of the Dutch East Indies
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Compiled by The War History Office of the National Defense College of Japan
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9789400602298
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672
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English
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18.2 x 25.7 cm
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Asian Studies
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Contents
Editor’s Note xiii
About the Senshi Sosho (War History Series) xvii
Foreword xxix
Preface, Explanatory Notes xxxi
Chapter I Outline of the Operation 1
Chapter II Situation of the Dutch East Indies
Chapter III Operational Preparations Prior to the War
1 Situation Until Summer 1941
2 Preparations in the Summer and Fall of 1941
3 Completion of Plans and Issue of Orders by Imperial General Headquarters
4 The Southern Army’s Plan and Orders
5 Operational Preparations of the Sixteenth Army
Chapter IV Opening of Hostilities and Capture of the Forward
1 Capture of Davao
2 Capture of Jolo Island
Chapter V Decision to Advance [the Schedule of] the Java Operation and the Sixteenth Army
1 Decision to Advance [the Date of the Operation]
2 The Cam Ranh Agreement and Shipping Issues
3 The Orders from [the Army Department of] Imperial General Headquarters
4 The Southern Army’s Operational Direction
5 The [Navy] Southern Task Force’s Shift to Phase-Two Operations
6 Departure of the Headquarters of the Sixteenth Army and Revision of Its Operation Plan
Chapter VI The Launch of the Dutch East Indies Operation
1 The Policy of the [Japanese] Government Towards the Netherlands
2 The Launch of the Dutch East Indies Operation
3 The Capture of Tarakan
4 The Capture of Menado
Chapter VII The Capture of Java’s Dehors
1 [Commander Imamura’s] Orders to the 38th Division
2 The Manila Conference and the Arrangements Between the Sixteenth Army and the [Navy] Dutch East Indies Unit
3 [Army Commander Imamura’s] Orders to the 48th Division, the Sakaguchi Detachment and the Main Force of the Army
4 The Southern Sumatra Invasion Operation
5 The Capture of Balikpapan and Kendari
6 The Capture of Ambon
7 The Capture of Banjarmasin, Makassar, Bali and Timor
Chapter VIII The Invasion of Java
1 Progress of the Preparations for the Invasion of Java
2 The Sailing [of the Convoys]
3 Operations of the Main Force of the [Sixteenth] Army
The 4th [of March]: Disembarkation Completed
4 The Operations of the Sakaguchi Detachment
5 The Operations of the 48th Division
6 Conclusion of the Java Invasion Operation and the Operations of the
Conclusion
Notes
Appendix: List of Units in the Order of Battle of the Sixteenth Army
Glossary
Index of Personal Names
Index of Place Names

Wim Remmelink (ed.)

The Invasion of the Dutch East Indies

Compiled by The War History Office of the National Defense College of Japan

"Between 1966 and 1980, the War History Office of the National Defence College of Japan (now the Centre for Military History of the National Institute for Defence Studies) published the 102-volume Senshi S.sho (War History Series). These volumes give a detailed account of the operations of the Imperial Japanese Army and the Imperial Japanese Navy during the Second World War. Volume 3 of the series, The Invasion of the Dutch East Indies, describes in depth the campaign to gain control over the Indonesian archipelago – at that time the largest transoceanic landing operation in the military history of the world. The present book is the first complete and unabridged translation of a volume from the comprehensive Senshi S.sho series. It enables military historians and the general public to see and study for the first time how the operation that put an end to Dutch colonial rule in Indonesia was planned and executed."
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Editor

Wim Remmelink

Willem Remmelink was the executive director of the Japan-Netherlands Institute in Tokyo for more than twenty-five years. He is a specialist in Japanese and Indonesian history.