This booklet was the result after a meeting of my mates from our force in October
1989, serving in the former Dutch colony New-Guinea, specifically the years 1960-1962.
We spoke about facts and someone said: "we should put it onto paper,
otherwise all has been forgotten!" And so it was done (after some years the
work was started by me). The booklet was presented during a meeting
May 24, 1997. Now the "history" is kept safe for the future!
the ones that were killed during actions, back in the Netherlands
detained Indonesion paratrooper
the map with the expected Indonesian invasion, planned for mid-August
1962. We were out-numbered about 1 to 6.
Did I have a chance as an observer? Who knows.........
Me in my marines lighter-green dungaree at the coast in about May 1962.
Our armament was quite insufficient. I did not like the leggings, so I did wear