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Part of this can be read in Nel's Story: Part I: Looming War: Indonesia 1942, where my mother tells how...

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Tweedale's War Part 8

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Nel’s Story: Part I: Looming War: Indonesia 1942

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Nel, my mother, can verify what has been written in ‘Het Verbluffende Kamp’ and the Hut 14...

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