Military garrisons in the outer islands, 1913

Description

The heavy concentration of garrisons in Aceh reflects the difficult war there; the location of other posts suggests concern with preserving the outer perimeter of the Netherlands Indies against possible outside aggression.

Further reading

Chauvel, Richard, Nationalists, soldiers and separatists: the Ambonese islands from colonialism to revolt 1880-1950. Leiden: KITLV Press, 1990.

Verdeeling der troepen op de Buitenbezittingen op den 1en Januari 1914. Weltevreden: Mededeelingen van het Bureau voor de Bestuurszaken der Buitenbezittingen, afl. X, deel 1 (1915).

Map number from Cribb, Historical Atlas of Indonesia (2000)

4.49

Year span

1913 - 1913

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