In March 2013, I self-published
The Devil’s Grin
The Devil’s Grin
(see description below)
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The Devil's GrinWhy and How the Japanese Military Imprisoned Dutch Civilians Living in the Dutch East Indies During the 1941-1945 Pacific War.
The Devil's Grin aims to provide insight into, and information about, the mentality, philosophy, and motivation of the Japanese people, especially the Japanese military, before and during the 1941-1945 war in the Pacific, as well as their system of civilian concentration camps in the Dutch East Indies colony in Southeast Asia.
The book also portrays the story of a young Dutch teenage boy developing into an eighteen-year-old man under brutal circumstances as a civilian prisoner of war in Japanese concentration camps in the Dutch East Indies. The story is formatted not as a conventional, detailed memoir but as an informative, journalistic report inspired by, and to a large extent based on, my own experiences, observations, and thoughts as a civilian prisoner of war.
The purpose of this book is to offer an English-language source of information to the general public on the state of affairs in the Dutch East Indies colony, which has now become Indonesia, when the country was conquered and occupied by the Japanese during the Pacific War. Particular attention is paid to events taking place in the civilian concentration camps where a great many Dutch nationals were incarcerated. In the extensive collection of written history on this war, the state of affairs in the Dutch colony has regrettably not received the attention it deserves. I hope that this book will remedy that unfortunate situation to some degree by offering it to as many people as possible as a free-of-charge, digital pdf file that can be ordered by email; a limited number of printed books is also available (see above).