Japanese WWII Surrender Commemorated in the Netherlands
Dutch King Willem-Alexander today attended a service at the Indian Monument in The Hague, to commemorate the seventieth anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War Two.
The King, accompanied by Prime Minister Mark Rutte, laid the first wreath in honour of the victims of Japanese occupation at the monument during the service. Afterwards, the official party met with representatives of the former Dutch East Indian community living in the Netherlands.
The Dutch Kingdom remained involved in the Second World War following victory in Europe, as their colony, the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia), was occupied by Japan.Filed under The Netherlands
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