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Year 11 Modern History- Case Studies: Netherlands East India

Year 12 Society and Culture

Resources in Oliver

Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.



Britannica Online


Dutch East Indies,  also called Netherlands East Indies, Dutch Nederlands Oost-Indië or Nederlandsch-Indiëone of the overseas territories of the Netherlands until December 1949, now Indonesia.

History Channel


You Tube Clips


The Japanese, at war since 1931 on the Chinese mainland, hoped for easy victories over the British and Dutch. Then, on December 7th 1941, they attacked Pearl Harbour, inflicting a severe blow to American naval power. Japan then demonstrated how ill-prepared the Allies were in the Pacific, as Hong Kong, Burma, Malaya, Singapore, the Dutch East Indies and the Philippines were captured within a few months. 



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