Places and Maps

Much that happens in “The Java Gold” and many of the posts on this blog relate to places in South-East Asia and the former Netherlands East Indies. I noticed that many of my readers sometimes have a hard time to find those places and areas on current day maps. I therefore include this general overview map of the former Netherlands east indies; it gives a feeling for the incredibly vast area (over 4000 miles from west to east…) that was governed by the Dutch until 1949.

NEI-MAP2

The island of Java held the seat of government and main administrative centres; it was (and is) an island of incredible natural beauty, with bustling large cities and small villages, mountains and rice-fields, volcanoes and rivers. Here’s the map.

Java_Map_1

US Fighter and Bomber Bases in Java

US_5thAF_Bases _Java

Source: “They fought with what they had…”

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