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ANS, Ter Herinnering aan je Diensttijd in Indonesië, 28.5.1948 tot 19XX [2 maart 1949].
S.I. [Woerden], Ans, 1949 Large oblong 8°., original plastic binding with the word "Foto Album" in gilt on front boards. Ms. title in simple calligraphy in various colours inside front boards. Album with together 268 small original photographs (generally sized 9.5x6.5cm) with Ms. captions in ink at tails, mounted on together 29 limp leaves (recto/verso, last leave verso blank). WITH a small newspaper clipping, an "In Memoriam", with a portrait of a soldier in uniform, sized 13x13cm., loosely inserted. "In Memoriam" to Jan Willem van Winsen, killed in action at Kediri (Java) March 2, 1949, military registration number 261206112, home-town Woerden municipality, South Holland province, The Netherlands. Calligraphed Title signed in Ms. in ink by a young woman's name:"Ans".
Commemmorative album with original photographs, skilfully taken, illustrating in detail the milistary service of Jan Willem van Winsen in dutch colonial Indonesia during the dutch-indonesian dispute, period 1948-1949. Comparision of the In Memorian portrait in the dutch press-clipping and some portraits on original photographs in the Album makes if very likely that this album was to be presented to the draftee van Winsen after his demobilization. Van Winsen served probably with an armour infantry platoon as he is a.o. depicted on a Bren-gun carrier. Photographs illustrate sceneries of military actions, patrols, armoured vehicles, carriers and tanks with personnel, also illustrating T.N.I.-soldiers killed in action. Locations presented are a.o. Surabaya, Madura, Tjermai, Djongbanggan, Trètès, &c. (Java). An unique piece of history in very good condition. Rare. (some tissue-guards removed, one photograph removed).

See also our catalogues:
- GEMILANG 126: MERDEKA! The Dutch-Indonesian Dispute 1945-1950 (2015).
- GEMILANG 172: Asia, Southeastasia and the Far East (Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam). (2015)
EUR 675.00

Book nr.: 47344