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Offline Von Stroheim

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The East - trailer for new film Dutch in Indonesia
« on: July 18, 2021, 02:24:13 PM »
The East is a new film about The Indonesian war for Independence from the Dutch. Looks pretty interesting cannot recall this conflict ever being portrayed in a film

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJza8T9_EiE

Offline has.been

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Re: The East - trailer for new film Dutch in Indonesia
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2021, 05:04:23 PM »
Interesting. Thanks for posting.

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Re: The East - trailer for new film Dutch in Indonesia
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2021, 05:32:35 PM »
You sold me. Would like to see that.
I tell you, if it is shown on Netflix or Amazon where
a number of people can watch it this will be the next big thing
in wargaming. Fighting in Dutch Indonesia... actually, where can
I get figures? :D

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Re: The East - trailer for new film Dutch in Indonesia
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2021, 05:49:57 PM »
This is available on Amazon Prime in Germany, so I expect it will become available elsewhere in time even if it is not available just yet in your area.
« Last Edit: July 19, 2021, 07:55:14 AM by Grumpy Gnome »
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Re: The East - trailer for new film Dutch in Indonesia
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2021, 11:34:21 PM »
Pretty cool, am always interested in post WWII far east.
Now to begin the search.
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Re: The East - trailer for new film Dutch in Indonesia
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2021, 10:13:13 PM »
Interesting. The father of a mate of mine at school served as a Dutch conscript in Indonesia, toting a Bren gun. He went all weird and ended up as an Anglican vicar. Son went even weirder, ended up a fundy Christian who home schools his kids.
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Offline carlos marighela

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Re: The East - trailer for new film Dutch in Indonesia
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2021, 10:16:25 PM »
You sold me. Would like to see that.
I tell you, if it is shown on Netflix or Amazon where
a number of people can watch it this will be the next big thing
in wargaming. Fighting in Dutch Indonesia... actually, where can
I get figures? :D

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Offline Von Stroheim

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Re: The East - trailer for new film Dutch in Indonesia
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2021, 12:15:23 PM »
For anybody interested in this period - Madbob has a Marmon Harrington tank that might be of use  although might be from an earlier period.


https://www.madbobminiatures.co.uk/product-page/ctls

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Re: The East - trailer for new film Dutch in Indonesia
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2021, 12:51:11 PM »
For anybody interested in this period - Madbob has a Marmon Harrington tank that might be of use  although might be from an earlier period.


https://www.madbobminiatures.co.uk/product-page/ctls
A lot of the pre-war KNIL kit was captured and re-used by the Japanese in 1941/42 and then went back into service again with the post-war KNIL in 1945.  I've nothing specific about the tanks though.
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Re: The East - trailer for new film Dutch in Indonesia
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2021, 08:44:22 AM »
I've seen it.
It is actually about the controversial actions of captain Raymond Westerling. His "Westerling method" for pacifying insurgent areas meant surrounding a village, rounding up the men and executing suspected insurgents on the spot.
The portrayal of events in the film has led to protests and calls for a disclaimer from several groups in the Netherlands.
I have no intention of starting a political discussion here, just pointing out that you won't find any of the major military engagements between the Indonesians and the Dutch in the film.
The uniforms, weapons and vehicles used in the film are historically accurate, except for the dark uniforms of Westerlings special troops. In reality they wore ex-USMC duck hunter fatigues.

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« Last Edit: August 02, 2021, 10:30:55 AM by Sgt_T »

Offline NickNascati

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Re: The East - trailer for new film Dutch in Indonesia
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2021, 02:07:54 AM »
Folks on TMP have suggested using Australian 14th army figures with American heads.  I have no idea what the indonesian forces would look like.

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Re: The East - trailer for new film Dutch in Indonesia
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2021, 03:46:46 AM »
Folks on TMP have suggested using Australian 14th army figures with American heads.  I have no idea what the indonesian forces would look like.

Folks on TMP…….  lol lol lol Very droll, well played sir!

Offline Poiter50

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Re: The East - trailer for new film Dutch in Indonesia
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2021, 06:00:32 AM »
Australian 14th Army? I thought that was the British in India and Burma? There may have been some Aussies there.
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Offline NickNascati

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Re: The East - trailer for new film Dutch in Indonesia
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2021, 11:55:44 AM »
My mistake.  I have always pictured them as Aussies.  I believe it was actually drawn from across the Commonwealth.

Offline Jemima Fawr

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Re: The East - trailer for new film Dutch in Indonesia
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2021, 12:11:45 PM »
My mistake.  I have always pictured them as Aussies.  I believe it was actually drawn from across the Commonwealth.
14th Army in India/Burma was primarily Indian (including the Gurkhas), with British, Burmese, West African & East African formations and major units, plus Indian States Forces (i.e. independent principalities) Royal Nepalese Army units at battalion level.  The Australians were fighting in the Pacific.  Plenty of Australian aircrew served in the campaign with the RAF though.

 

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