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DEN HAAG – Een speciale website over het Indisch verzet tegen de Japanners in Indonesië is woensdagmiddag gelanceerd in Madurodam. Op de website zijn bijzondere verhalen te lezen van verzetstrijders die in de Tweede Wereldoorlog de invasie van de Japanners trotseerden. Ook luidt de website kaartvanindischverzet.nl het einde van ‘Het jaar van het Verzet’ in.

‘Wij willen verhalen bewaren. Uit onderzoek blijkt dat er maar 26 procent van de Nederlanders weet dat er óók verzet was in Nederlands Indië. En dat is bedroevend weinig, vonden wij’, vertelt Kirsten Rüter. Daarom heeft de organisatie Arq Kenniscentrum Oorlog, Vervolging en Geweld in samenwerking met Stichting Pelita, een belangenorganisatie voor Indische Nederlanders en Molukkers tien bijzondere verzetsverhalen op de website ‘Kaart van Indisch verzet’ gepubliceerd.

Het doel is laten weten dat er een hele grote groep Nederlandse staatsburgers in Zuid-Oost Azië ook geconfronteerd is met de Tweede Wereldoorlog en zich heeft verzet, aldus Rüter.

Het verzet in voormalige Nederlands-Indië

Op 8 december 1941 verklaarde Nederland de oorlog aan Japan, een dag na de Japanse aanval op de Amerikaanse legerbasis Pearl Harbour. Militairen van het Koninklijk Nederlandsch-Indisch Leger (KNIL) werden gevangen genomen en in kampen vastgehouden. Hierop volgden verschillende verzetsacties in heel Indonesië.

De website met verzetsverhalen zal tot halverwege 2019 worden aangevuld met andere verhalen over heldendaden.

Bron: http://www.omroepwest.nl

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The celebration continues.

Last week, Andrew E. Slavonic turned 101. The World War II Air Force veteran credited his long life to his daily Coors Light habit.

“Around 4:00 p.m., he tells me that it is 4:00 p.m., and it is time for our beer,” his son, Bob Slavonic, said to Fox News.

MILLERCOORS LAUNCHING FRUIT-FLAVORED CHEAP BEER AIMED AT MILLENNIALS

Andrew’s story quickly went viral, grabbing the attention of MillerCoors – the company that makes Coors Light.

“We got to have the one at 4 o’clock. That’s the most important one,” Andrew said of his daily beer.

“We got to have the one at 4 o’clock. That’s the most important one,” Andrew said of his daily beer. (MillerCoors)

Once the established beer company heard about Andrew’s enthusiasm for the brew, MillerCoors headed out to McMurray, Penn., to deliver a belated birthday present: a Coors Light branded fridge, completely stocked with – you guessed it – Coors Light.

“On behalf of the entire Coors Light family, we wanted to wish you a Happy 101st Birthday. We wanted to personally thank you for your years of service and being a lifelong fan of Coors Light. We completely agree with your son’s statement – ‘The bluer the mountains are on the can, the better,’” a letter from the company read.

MILLERCOORS HELPS CELEBRATE LOYAL FAN’S 100TH BIRTHDAY

As part of their gift, MillerCoors also gave Andrew hats, pullovers and sweatshirts for himself and his family.

Bob told Fox News his dad was shocked by the attention – but happy.

“The look on his face was absolutely priceless,” Bob said.

“I think that this is a once in a lifetime experience,” Bob said of his dad’s internet fame.

“I think that this is a once in a lifetime experience,” Bob said of his dad’s internet fame. (MillerCoors)

However, the company wasn’t done with its gifts – MillerCoors announced they would be flying Andrew and Bob to the headquarters in Golden, Colo.

“On behalf of the entire Coors Family, we would like to fly you and your son Bob out to our hometown Golden, Colorado, to take a tour of our brewery. We will see you in the Rockies!” the company said in a statement to Fox News.

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She was the society girl and war-time Nazi codebreaker who fended off the amorous advances of Lloyd-George.

In a long political career, she was mayor of Cambridge, a Conservative whip and served as a health minister in Margaret Thatcher’s government.

But Baroness Trumpington, who has died at the age of 96, found fame and a place in the nation’s heart late in life – flicking a V-sign at a colleague during a House of Lords debate. It was arguably the best career move she ever made and she revelled in her newfound YouTube notoriety.

She went from strength to strength, appearing as a no-nonsense panellist on TV programmes like Have I Got News For You – mocking the BBC for requiring her to sign a form to say she was not pregnant in her 90s.

She attended debates in the Lords every day until her retirement from public life in 2017, at the age of 95.

Even then, she found time to publish her life story, Coming Up Trumps, although she would shyly dismiss the ghost-written memoire.

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Antonia Krijgsman-Van den Hurk, de oudste vrouwelijke veteraan van Nederland, overleed vanochtend op 100-jarige leeftijd. Ze ging vreedzaam, te midden van haar geliefden heen. Dat heeft haar familie bekend gemaakt.

Antonia Krijgsman werd in het laatste jaar van de Eerste Wereldoorlog geboren en maakte tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog deel uit van het verzet. Na de bevrijding diende ze in het voormalig Nederlands-Indië als verpleegster bij het KNIL. Ze werkte onder meer in een militair hospitaal in Padang op West-Sumatra. Uiteindelijk bracht de diensttijd haar ook een levenspartner in de persoon van Wilhelmus Jacobus Krijgsman. Ze trouwden in januari 1947.

Mevrouw Krijgsman moest vanwege haar huwelijk de dienst verlaten. Ze werd hoofd van het plaatselijke Rode Kruis en ging met haar man op patrouilles. In 1948 ging het echtpaar Krijgsman op verlof naar Nederland, maar kon niet meer terugkeren.

Op 30 april  werd mevrouw Krijgsman 100 en kreeg zij bezoek van minister Bijleveld-Schouten. Bij die gelegenheid ontving zij nog het draaginsigne Veteranen. Mevrouw Krijgsman was al wel in het bezit van het Ereteken voor Orde en Vrede. Dat kreeg zij op 12 februari 1949.

Bron: http://www.defensie.nl

By Nestor Abrematea

PALO, ,Leyte–President Rodrigo R. Duterte is set to sign into law this month the increased monthly pension of World War II veterans, Philippine Veterans Affairs Office administrator Undersecretary Ernesto G. Carolina announced during the 74th Leyte Gulf Landings held October 20 at MacArthur Shrine here.

World War II veterans from Leyte and Samar led by Maximo Abaigar, 102, of Paranas,Samar are shown here during the 74th Leyte Gulf Landings held October 20,2018 at the MacArthur Shrine, Palo,Leyte.(Nestor AbremateA/ MANILA BULLETIN)

Administrator Carolina said he expects that President Duterte will sign the law which is now in Malacañang Palace.

Carolina told Manila Bulletin that the monthly pension of World War II veterans will now be P20,000.00 monthly.

He said there are 6,040 World War II veterans nationwide who will benefit from the new law.

“President Duterte is expected to sign into law the increased monthly pension of all World War II veterans this month. They will be receiving P20,000.00 monthly,” Carolina told The Manila Bulletin.

He said that aside from the increased monthly pension, World War II veterans are provided free medication and medical services at the Veterans Hospital in Quezon City and they also enjoy the senior citizens benefit discount.

World War II Veteran Felicidad Palaña,93 years old from Brgy. San Roque, Tolosa, Leyte, who heard of the news welcomed the latest development of their pension.

Palaña, who attended the 74th Leyte Gulf Landings commemoration, said that at present he is only getting P7,100.00 monthly pension from PVAO.

“This is a big matter for us World War II veterans because this is a big help,” Palaña expressed his joy to Manila Bulletin of the news.

“The provincial government of Leyte under Gov. Leopoldo Dominico L. Petilla, Vice Gov. Carlo P. Loreto and the municipality of Palo led by Mayor Remedios L.Petilla led in the commemoration of the historic landing of US legendary commander Gen. Doughlas MacArthur on October 20, 1944 and liberated Leyte from the Japanese occupation.

MacArthur popularized the statement “I Shall Return”.

Also present during the commemorative program on Saturday were Maj. Gen.. Raul N. Farnacio, commanding general of the 8th Infantry Division and Brig. Gen. Lope Dagoy, bridge commander both of the Philippine Army and representatives of Japan Embassy and Allied countries.

Bron: http://www.news.mb.com.ph

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Ruim 2 jaar na het overlijden van Louise van Riel, de initiatieneemster van de Haagse Veteranen Sociëteit, is de sociëteit weer bijeengekomen. Onze gastheer was als vanouds Restaurant Poentjak in Den Haag. Tom Tompul heeft als eigenaar de HVS continuïteit geboden, waarvoor namens het bestuur hem dank is gezegd. De voorzitter Ton Lutter kon  – naast oude bekenden – vele nieuwe gezichten begroeten, met name het contingent oud-mariniers was bijzonder groot. Onze secretaris Herman Toetenel was als de “man achter de bar” uitstekend in zijn element. Alle aanwezigen namen om 5 uur deel aan de zogenaamde Veteranen Rijsttafel welke zoals gewoonlijk uitstekend was bereid!

Indonesian’s Policy at the 73rd Independency Celebration

By Anton Lutter.

The 17th of August commemorates the proclamation of Indonesia’s independency, and in 1945 signaled the beginning of the fight for freedom against the Dutch. Now 73 years later friendship between the two countries is stronger than ever.

Symbolized by the opening words of the speech of ambassador I Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja, “Dear Veterans …” referring to the veterans who once where the adversaries of the Indonesian freedom fighters. Continuing a tradition started by the late ambassador Junus Effendie Habibie, inviting veterans to the Independence Day flag hosting ceremony at Wassenaar. Clearly a sign of Indonesia’s policy of looking forward in relation towards the Dutch, which is greatly appreciated by the attending veterans enjoying the ceremony on this sunny day.

In his speech Ambassador Puja expressed his thanks to all Indonesians, Indonesian Diaspora, and the people of The Netherlands for their sympathies and attentions to the victims and their families of the recent earthquake which took place on the beautiful island of Lombok (eastern part of Indonesia).

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