Japanese Occupation of Indonesia: Battle of Tarakan, Battle of Timor, Dutch East Indies Campaign, Battle of Java, Battle of Ambon Books LLC

ISBN: 9781156844649

Published: September 4th 2011

Paperback

48 pages


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Japanese Occupation of Indonesia: Battle of Tarakan, Battle of Timor, Dutch East Indies Campaign, Battle of Java, Battle of Ambon  by  Books LLC

Japanese Occupation of Indonesia: Battle of Tarakan, Battle of Timor, Dutch East Indies Campaign, Battle of Java, Battle of Ambon by Books LLC
September 4th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 48 pages | ISBN: 9781156844649 | 4.41 Mb

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 46. Chapters: Battle of Tarakan, Battle of Timor, Dutch East Indies campaign, Battle of Java, Battle of Ambon,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Pages: 46. Chapters: Battle of Tarakan, Battle of Timor, Dutch East Indies campaign, Battle of Java, Battle of Ambon, Battle of the Java Sea, Borneo Campaign order of battle, Invasion of Sumatra, Battle of Sunda Strait, Battle of Balikpapan, Battle of Manado, Battle of Borneo, Battle of Palembang, Battle of Badung Strait, Battle of Makassar Strait, SS Rooseboom, Second Battle of the Java Sea, Teruo Nakamura, Bulu prison massacre, Battle of Timor Order of Battle, BPUPKI, PETA, Romusha, Netherlands Indian roepiah, PPKI.

Excerpt: The Battle of Tarakan was the first stage in the Borneo campaign of 1945. It began with an amphibious landing by Australian forces on 1 May, code-named Operation Oboe One. While the battle ended with success for the Allied forces over the Japanese defenders, this victory is generally regarded as having not justified its costs. Tarakan is an island off the east coast of Borneo. The island has an area of 303 square kilometers (117 mi ), much of which was covered by swamps or hills covered in dense jungle at the time of the battle. Tarakan formed part of the Netherlands East Indies (NEI) and was an important oil production centre, with the islands two oilfields producing 80,000 barrels of oil per month in 1941.

Securing Tarakans oilfields formed one of Japans early objectives during the Pacific War. The Japanese landed on Tarakans east coast on 11 January 1942 and defeated the small Dutch garrison in two days of fighting in which half the defenders were killed.

While the oilfields were successfully sabotaged by the Dutch before their surrender, the Japanese were able to swiftly restore them to production and 350,000 barrels were extracted each month by early 1944. Following the Dutch surrender, Tarakans 5,000 inhabitants suffered under Japans occupation policies. The large number of Japanese troops stationed on...



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