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Adolf’s Answer


After Queen Wilhelmina called for a free NL’s Commonwealth, to be democratically governed by all its people, Hitler appointed Dutch Nazi Leader Mussert “Leader of The NL. people.”

One week after Queen Wilhelmina went on record for a free Netherlands Commonwealth, to be democratically governed by all its people (TIME, Dec. 14), Adolf Hitler appointed Dutch Nazi Leader Anton Adrian Mussert “Leader of The Netherlands people.”

The new stooge-boss of The Netherlands is a frustrated little fellow who…

Brave New Commonwealth


Over London’s Radio Orange, Wilhelmina told that The NL., The NL. Indies, Curasao and Surinam, would form a commonwealth and all have independence at home after the war.

Mightier democracies continued pussyfooting on post-war plans, but last week the squareheaded Dutch went on record. Their good Queen Wilhelmina flatly rejected Empire, plunked for Commonwealth.

Over London’s Radio Orange, solid Dutch Democrat Wilhelmina told her people and the world:

>The Netherlands, The Netherlands Indies, Curasao and Surinam, after victory,…

“It Is Difficult”


The Japanese reigned over the Netherlands East-Indies. Oil flowed towards Japan, and millions of Java schoolboys had to take Japanese language study and Nippon haircuts.

“It is difficult,” said the radio voice of Tokyo recently, “to tell you our objective in the south in simple words. I don’t know it myself.” Tokyo’s difficulty was suggested by news leaking out of Japan’s “Co-Prosperity Sphere”:

> The 550,000-acre Philippine sugar-cane industry, deprived of its U.S. market and…

Dutch Treat


A sponsored exhibition by Princess Juliana of 70 old Dutch masters is shown in Manhattan.

Sponsored by Princess Juliana of The Netherlands, the finest exhibition of old Dutch masters the U.S. has seen in a generation this week lured throngs of Manhattan gallery-goers to Fifth Avenue’s palatial Duveen Galleries. Purpose of the exhibition: to raise funds for Dutch refugees.

As an exhibition of great art,…

Dutchmen Don’t Forget


Adolf Hitler could well agree with the Duke of Alba, Philip of Spain and Napoleon before him that all Dutchmen are stubborn. Evidence is given with events of the preceding week.

Not all Germans are bullheaded and overbearing. Not all Japanese are bucktoothed. Not all Italians pinch bottoms. But last week Adolf Hitler could well agree with the Duke of Alba, Philip of Spain and Napoleon before him that all Dutchmen are stubborn. The evidence:

>At least 80 Dutch patriots have…

Lang Leve de Koningin


Wilhelmina, residing in Lee, Mass. has impressed natives with her neighborliness. She went to New York to talk about the war.

Wilhelmina Helena Pauline Maria, Princess of Orange-Nassau, age 61, the sturdy, solid, cheerful Queen of The Netherlands, has been living a quiet and well-regulated life with her daughter and grandchildren on a rented estate at Lee, Mass. There she has impressed the natives with her neighborliness. Once she climbed through…

The New Pictures


A new movie has been released called Tulips Shall Grow, where the Nazi Legions are awaiting an uncomfortable fate.

Tulips Shall Grow (Pak; Paramount) is Puppetoonist George Pal’s (TIME, March 9) prediction of the fate awaiting the armored Nazi legions which overran Holland. Ninth of his series of cartoon shorts (substituting carved puppets and miniature three-dimensional sets for the drawn figures and flat backgrounds of the usual animated…

Shopper for Essentials


Queen Wilhelmina went shopping in little Lee, Mass. for ordinary and inexpensive groceries.

Queen Wilhelmina of The Netherlands, visiting her daughter, Princess Juliana, went shopping in little Lee, Mass. “Good morning, Queen,” said the drugstore man. The ruler from the land where people scrub their homes with soap & water bought a sponge. “I am old-fashioned,” she explained. “Everybody else uses a washcloth,…

TIME Correspondent Robert Sherrod cabled from Melbourne an account of how the courageous Dutchmen of Java died fighting.

TIME Correspondent Robert Sherrod last week cabled from Melbourne this account of how the Dutchmen of Java died fighting:

When the history of War II is written, that page belonging to the indomitable Dutch should be illuminated with the blood of heroes. For a thousand years free men should stand…

Voice of Doom


Hubertus van Mook cried to Washington that the East-Indies needed reinforcements must come continuously now that the battle for the Indies had come to Java.

The voice was like a voice of doom. It was the voice of Dr. Hubertus Johannes van Mook, Lieutenant Governor General of The Netherlands East Indies:

It is not that dozens of battleships, scores of cruisers and thousands of planes are needed. . . . It is only a question…

Home Is The Sailor


One of the decisive sea battles of history was fought last week, the naval battle for Java. A battle, lost before it began, for the last bulwark against Japanese conquest of the Indies.

Admiral Helfrich on the cover of TIME magazine in 1942 One of the decisive sea battles of history was fought last week in the placid waters between Java and Borneo. It was the naval battle for Java. It was a battle for the last bulwark against Japanese conquest of the Indies, a battle for the Southwest Pacific, a battle for… View large cover


Dutchman’s Chance


Last week a Dutchman took command of the Dutch and U.S. Naval forces defending The Netherlands East Indies, named Admiral Helfrich.

Last week a Dutchman took command of the Dutch and U.S. Naval forces defending The Netherlands East Indies. Into the joint command vacated by the U.S. Navy’s warworn, 64-year-old Admiral Thomas Charles Hart stepped 55-year-old Vice Admiral Conrad Emil Lambert Helfrich.

Home to Sharon. The Navy Department said that…

Shells at Aruba


The first Axis shells land on the soil of the Americas, carrying the war into the Caribbean.

One night this week Associated Press Photographer Herbert White was sound asleep on the little Dutch island of Aruba, just off the Venezuelan Coast. At 1:30 a.m. an explosion bowled him out of bed. Photographer White’s routine assignment, covering a routine inspection trip by the U.S. Army’s Lieut. General Frank…

The Golden Isle


Amboina, the Indies’ second naval base, a key to Java fell. Amboinese troops had to withdraw into the jungle.

The brown, lean men gazed down the barrels of their Dutch and American rifles at the yellow visitors. The brown men fired. The yellow men fell. Dutch officers urged on the Amboinese—the best native troops in The Netherlands East Indian Army. Japanese aircraft appeared again & again with bombs…

Het is Zoover


By General Gerardus J. Berenschot calling General Hein ter Poorten saying “Het is Zoover”-This is it, the Netherlands East-Indies war plans went into action.

General Ter Poorten on the cover of TIME magazine in 1942 The Eastern Theater of war moved on. Americans still held a corner of Luzon, British still held Singapore, but the Japanese had overrun most of the Philippines and Malaya. Now their attack was rolling on toward their third major objective, the Indies —a new terrain with a new cast of… View large cover


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