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The Dutch East Indies Red Cross, 1870-1950 : on humanitarianism and colonialism

Author: Leo van Bergen
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Dutch East Indies Red Cross (NIRK) took action in 1873 when the Aceh war broke out, which lasted several decades. In this war the organization's neutrality was tested, but it turned out not to be an issue. Neutrality was a concept for European wars between "civilized" countries, not applicable in colonial wars. As a consequence, aid was tailored to the needs of the Dutch East Indian Army. This also showed itself  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bergen, Leo van, author.
Dutch East Indies Red Cross, 1870-1950
Lanham : Lexington Books, An imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., [2019]
(DLC) 2018054549
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leo van Bergen
ISBN: 9781498595766 1498595766
OCLC Number: 1063689084
Description: xviii, 197 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: War, 1870-1910 --
Peace, 1910-1942 --
War, 1942-1950.
Other Titles: Menslievende en nationale taak.
Responsibility: Leo van Bergen.

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This study examines the Dutch East Indies Red Cross. The author analyzes concepts of neutrality and humanitarianism in a colonial context, the organization's political and military roles, how it  Read more...

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