The Dutch Retreat from Empire
SPEAKING of contemporary history is much as when a man tells the story of his own life. It keeps getting stranded in an excess of data and a lack of outline — even though I shall commence by admitting that the data for my subject are anything but satisfactory. First, therefore, I shall have to mark out a few main lines defining a time and a situation.
KeywordsCrucial Moment Japanese Occupation Decisive Moment Contemporary History Centraal Bureau
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