Dutch East Indies Campaign

The Dutch East Indies campaign of 1941–1942 was the conquest of the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia) by forces from the Empire of Japan in the early days of the Pacific Campaign of World War II. Forces from the Allies attempted unsuccessfully to defend the islands. Indonesia was targeted by the Japanese for its rich oil resources, which would become a vital asset during the war. The campaign and subsequent three and a half years of Japanese occupation were also major factors in the end of Dutch colonial rule in Indonesia.

Read more about Dutch East Indies CampaignBackground, Campaign, Aftermath, Battles of The Campaign

Other articles related to "east":

Middle East
... The Middle East (Arabic الشرق الأوسط, alshrq alāwsṭ Armenian Միջին Արևելք, Merdzavor Arevelk’ Azerbaijani Orta Şərq French Moyen-Orient Georgia ... and used as a synonym for Near East, in opposition to Far East ... The largest ethnic group in the middle east are Arabs ...
Levant - Etymology
... appeared in English in 1497, originally meant the East in general or "Mediterranean lands east of Italy" ... Most notably, "Orient" and its Latin source oriens meaning "east", is literally "rising", deriving from Latin orior "rise" ...
Rædwald Of East Anglia - Sources
... written by the Anglo-Saxons in England and East Anglia has even less documentary evidence than most of the kingdoms that existed at that time ... The historian Barbara Yorke has suggested that the reason for the paucity of East Anglian sources was almost certainly the Viking expansion in the 9th century and that the monks and ... The devastation in East Anglia caused by the Vikings is thought to have destroyed all the books and charters that may have been kept there ...
Interstate 78 - Auxiliary Routes
... Springfield, Union County, New Jersey, and was to intersect I-78 at the east end of the Williamsburg Bridge in Brooklyn ... I-278 ran along Interstate 895 and a proposed extension to Interstate 95, while Interstate 278 east of I-895 was I-878 ... unsigned designation for part of New York State Route 878, a short east–west freeway on the north edge of Kennedy Airport ...
Rædwald Of East Anglia
... Raedwald or Redwald, (died around 624) was a 7th century king of East Anglia, a long-lived Anglo-Saxon kingdom which today includes the English counties of ... He was the son of Tytila of East Anglia and a member of the Wuffingas dynasty (named after his grandfather, Wuffa), who were the first kings of the East Angles. 9th century destroyed the monasteries in East Anglia, where many documents would have been kept ...

Famous quotes containing the words campaign, indies, dutch and/or east:

    The winter is to a woman of fashion what, of yore, a campaign was to the soldiers of the Empire.
    Honoré De Balzac (1799–1850)

    It is my duty to prevent, through the independence of Cuba, the U.S.A. from spreading over the West Indies and falling with added weight upon other lands of Our America. All I have done up to now and shall do hereafter is to that end.... I know the Monster, because I have lived in its lair—and my weapon is only the slingshot of David.
    José Martí (1853–1895)

    Paradise endangered: garden snakes and mice are appearing in the shadowy corners of Dutch Old Master paintings.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it. Many will read the book before one thinks of quoting a passage. As soon as he has done this, that line will be quoted east and west.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)