The Daily Manila Shimbun


Indonesia Netherlands History

February 27, 2019

A family member pays his respects to the 915 Dutch soldiers killed in the battle of Java Sea at the Dutch war cemetery Ereveld in Surabaya on February 27, 2019. - The ceremony marks the 77th anniversary of the February 27, 1942 Battle of Java Sea where the allied American-British-Dutch-Australian (ABDA) naval forces suffered defeat from the naval armada of Japanese invading forces during World War II. AFP-Jiji Press