Private album of a Dutch soldier, likely part of the Second Combat Engineers Company of the U-Brigade. It contains 160 photos (mostly small format). With concise captions providing the following chronology:
1. Mid-1945: Arrival in Worcestershire, England for the first part of the military training, quartered with an English family?
2. Second half of 1945: travel by ship from Liverpool, via the Suez Channel and (strangely) Freemantle and Sydney to Malacca City and Penang for further training. The English didn’t allow the debarkation of Dutch troops until early 1946.
3. Early 1946: Action photos from Java and/or Sumatra. That we are dealing with a Combat Engineers unit can be deduced from the many photos of sabotaged bridges and derailed trains.
Loosely added: Two somewhat larger photos of a flag or banner ceremony on Penang (likely from the end of 1945 or early 1946) and two loose large photos (18 x 23.5 cm) of (fishing) ships in a bay (one slightly damaged).
Imitation leather photo album with cords (25 x 34 cm).
Condition: some photos are loose, otherwise in good condition.
- Number of Books
- Colonial history, Militaria, War history
- Author/ Illustrator
- Indonesië, Malakka; Fotografie
- Book Title
- Militair foto-album uit Malakka, Penang en Indonesië uit de periode 1945-46
- Publication year oldest item
- Publication year youngest item
- 1st Edition
- Original language
- Binding/ Material
- Number of pages
- 34×25 cm